New science standards set expectations for what should be taught in each grade and stress experimentation, reports John Tulenko on PBS NewsHour.
NGSS call for teachers to teach physics, biology, chemistry and other subjects “in a multi-disciplinary fashion to show their interconnectedness” rather than as individual courses, reports Pat Maio for EdSource.
“Instead of memorizing vocabulary on how waves move, students might use a fish tank to observe the size of waves as an external force moves the water,” Maio writes. “Students would be asked to relate the concept to other areas of science, like radio or air waves, or how light moves through the universe.”
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