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|Grade Level:||Middle School
Throughout the pages of NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards:
Guidelines for Moving the Vision into Practice, we demonstrate how
you can bring the "vision" of the National Science Education
Standards into the middle school curriculum. It encompasses all
aspects of teaching, assessment, content, professional development, and the science program. By following this “pathway,” you will bring real-world context into your school and classroom. In addition, this book is an effective tool for you to use in collaborating with principals, local and state administrators, parents, school board members, and other stakeholders in science education.
Ideas For Use
Pathways has five appendices, including a history of the Science Standards movement, a complete list of all the National Science Education Standards, recommendations for setting up a middle level science facility, a list of addresses for middle level science programs, and ways to adapt a science program for students with special needs. In addition, this book will enable you to identify, create, and implement classroom experiences that will have power and value for your students and improve science learning in your classroom.
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|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Informal Educator, Middle-Level Educator, New Teacher, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Assessment of students, Classroom management, Educational research, Informal education, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Learning theory, Professional development, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
How To Use This Book
Science Teaching Standards
• Realizing the Teaching Standards
Professional Development Standards
• Reaching for the Professional Development Standards
• Exploring the Assessment Standards
• Mapping the Content Standards
• Unifying Concepts and Processes
• A–Science as Inquiry
• B–Physical Science
• C–Life Science
• D–Earth and Space Science
• E–Science and Technology
• F–Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
• G–History and Nature of Science
• Moving into the Program Standards
• Navigating the System Standards
• Appendix A: National Science Education Standards:
Some Relevant History
• Appendix B: National Science Education Standards
• Appendix C: Designing Middle School Science Facilities
• Appendix D: Addresses for Program
• Appendix E: Science for All: Including Each Student
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 18 correlations with the National Standards.
- Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Ask a question about objects, organisms, and events in the environment. (K-4)
- Plan and conduct a simple investigation. (K-4)
- Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.
- Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence.
- Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations.
- Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations. (9-12)
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Clear, shared goals based on a vision of science learning, teaching, and teacher development congruent with the National Science Education Standards . (NSES)
- Use inquiry, reflection, interpretation of research, modeling, and guided practice to build understanding and skill in science teaching. (NSES)
- Address teachers' needs as learners and build on their current knowledge of science content, teaching, and learning. (NSES)
- Introduce teachers to scientific literature, media, and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge. (NSES)
- Uses learning strategies appropriate to the intended goal. (NSDC)
- Build on the teacher's current science understanding, ability, and attitudes. (NSES)
- Provides educators with the knowledge and skills to collaborate. (NSDC)
- Collaboration among the people involved in programs, with clear respect for the perspectives and expertise of each. (NSES)
- Content Standards
- Prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning environments, and hold high expectations for their academic achievement. (NSDC)
- Quality Teaching
- Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately. (NSDC)
- Teaching Standards
- Teachers of science plan an inquiry-based science program for their students.
- Select teaching and assessment strategies that support the development of student understanding and nurture a community of science learners.
- Teachers of science actively participate in the ongoing planning and development of the school science program.
- Plan and develop the school science program.
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