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  • Introduction to the Curriculum

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    In this chapter, the development behind this book is discussed. As well as the importance of performance-based assessment and preparing your students for inquiry labs. This chapters gives you an overview of what you…

  • Hop Into Action: The Amphibian Curriculum Guide for Grades K–4

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    K–4 teachers, homeschoolers, camp leaders, and naturalists will find the standards-based lessons in this slim volume the perfect introduction to environmental science for young learners. Hop Into Action helps teach…

  • Teacher as Curriculum Narrator

    Book Chapter |

    This chapter examines the importance of the teacher in narrating the link between spontaneous and creative explorations of the classroom and the core ideas of the discipline. Implementing an authentic science experience…

  • The Role of Curriculum Materials in Reform

    Book Chapter |

    Distinguishing between standards-based curriculum materials and others requires considerable expertise in science content and pedagogy. Research suggests that even experienced teachers may not recognize how standards-…

  • The Science Curriculum and Classroom Instruction

    Book Chapter |

    This chapter uses the major contributions of Bob Karplus to develop several important themes that have emerged in the past five decades of curriculum and instruction in science. The chapter begins with a perspective on…

  • Nano2Earth Curriculum Overview

    Book Chapter |

    The Nano2Earth curriculum is designed to promote student inquiry and learner centered investigations of microbe-mineral interactions at the nanoscale. This chapter shows how the curriculum is organized into lessons and…

  • The Science Curriculum: Trends and Issues

    Book Chapter |

    Among the 21st century issues and trends in science education, one must acknowledge the fundamental importance of the science curriculum. It is the one component that brings together social aspirations, content…

  • Standards Are Not Curriculum

    Journal Article |

  • OpenSciEd Middle School Curriculum Launch and Unit Launch Workshops 2024

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    OpenSciEd Middle School Curriculum Launch and Unit Launch Workshops 2024

  • Science Beyond the Curriculum: Projects and Challenges

    Book Chapter |

    The National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy stress the importance of creating science experiences that are linked to the real world, something that is familiar to students. Projects and…

  • Leading Professional Development for Curriculum Reform

    Book Chapter |

    The ultimate goal of curriculum reform is to improve student learning through better teaching practices. One way to improve these teaching practices is to develop stronger instructional systems and support systems. In…

  • Redesigning an environmental curriculum for student engagement

    Journal Article |

    Apart from equipping learners with 21st-century skills, environmental science (ES) education fosters problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, and a sense of responsibility and agency in children. Community…

  • Adapting Existing Curriculum for Equitable Learning Experiences

    Journal Article |

  • Curriculum Reform, Professional Development, and Powerful Learning

    Book Chapter |

    The authors consider the important relationship between standards-based curriculum implementation and professional development. They begin by looking at the key recommendations about student learning and then discuss…

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