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Curricula outline the scope of knowledge that students learn in a given subject area, and include a sequence of concepts and activities for learning. While standards outline goals of learning, a curriculum provides the means.

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Science Curriculum Topic Study: Bridging the Gap Between Three-Dimensional Standards, Research, and Practice, Second Edition

Scientific literacy for all students requires a deep understanding of the three dimensions of science education: disciplinary content, scientific and ...

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Q and A With Jim Short on Instructional Materials

Why do instructional materials for science need to change?...

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A Guide for Leading a Study Group on the Total Curriculum

The procedure outlined in this chapter is the next step in understanding the full array of what is in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and...

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Textbook Alignment: Aligning the curriculum with benchmarks and standards

Why is alignment so important? What difference does it make if textbooks include activities that are not aligned? The Benchmarks for Science Literacy ...

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Designing Environmental Science Curriculum With PhotoVoice to Engage Nonscience Majors
 

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A Framework for Effective Dissemination of Innovative STEM Curricula
 

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The NSTA Atlas of the Three Dimensions

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. A key aspect of learning in K–12 education is the idea that what stu...

 

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Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

Are you interested in a three-dimensional approach to helping your high school physics students learn the practices of science, including constructing...

 

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STEM, Standards, and Strategies for High-Quality Units

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. Do you, your school, or your school district want to align your scienc...

 

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Nonideal Placement of Nonmajors in Biology Major and Allied Health Courses Results in Poor Performance and Higher Attrition Rates

Nonideal enrollment of nonbiology majors into biology majors courses serves as an impediment to academic success and negatively impacts rates of col...

 

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A Reflection on the Changing Reality of Science
 

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The Changing Earth, Grade 8: STEM Road Map for Middle School

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. What if you could challenge your eighth graders to help people recogni...

 

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Healthy Living, Grade 10: STEM Road Map for High School

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more.What if you could challenge your 10th graders to develop a product or pro...

 

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Peeking Inside Plants

In the Peeking Inside Plants eBook, learners explore plant structures (stems, leaves, flowers, roots, and fruit) in order to build an argument about h...

 

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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more....

 

NSTA Press Book

Science Curriculum Topic Study: Bridging the Gap Between Three-Dimensional Standards, Research, and Practice, Second Edition

Scientific literacy for all students requires a deep understanding of the three dimensions of science education: disciplinary content, scientific and ...

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