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Seven crosscutting concepts bridge disciplinary boundaries and have explanatory value to help students organize their thinking and connect knowledge into a coherent and scientifically-based view of the world.

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Using the Crosscutting Concepts to Scaffold Student Thinking

At the recent NSTA National Conference in Los Angeles, three-dimensional learning was, of course, a major topic of discussion. When those discussions ...

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The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12

Since the release of the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has been at the forefront in promoting the standards and he...

NSTA Press Book

A Framework for K-12 Science Education – Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to meeting many of humanity's most pressing challenge...

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