Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards realize a vision for science education in which students are expected to actively engage in science and engineering practices and apply croscutting concepts to deepen theri understanding of core ideas. These standards are designed to guide the planning of instruction and the development of assessments of learning. These standards present a starting point for educators by providing a common set of expectations for all students in all schools. These are the minimum standards that need to be met by educators and their students.
The concepts and content in these science standards represent the most current research in science educaiton. The standards were developed in such a manner to encourage students to analyze all forms of scientific evidence and draw from their own conclusions. The standards are based on the cognative development of students, when hey are capable of grasping each concept at their developmental stages.
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