Take 10: Re-Imagining the Possibilities

As we plan for the remainder of our school year and think about how things are going to look next fall, it’s helpful to continue to look at ways that we can teach science from home. This list was developed to provide educators with a quick, easy location to look for suggestions on how to …

Take 10: COVID-19, A Teachable Moment?

During the 40 years I’ve spent as a classroom teacher I had my course curricula interrupted many times by weather events, disasters, and tragedy. Needless to say, nothing compares to what my former colleagues are facing during this World Pandemic, COVID-19. I know they are all working in overdrive to put together meaningful lessons that …

Take 10: Continuing Our Conversation on Phenomena

Welcome back to Take 10: Ten Minutes of Professional Learning. As we continue to adjust to distance learning for both our educators and out students, we want to continue our conversation on Phenomena. Today we ask you to take 10 minutes to review these resources from one of our favorite online resources, NGS Navigators. They …

Take 10: A “Lightbulb Moment”

Do you ever have a hard time conceptualizing the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards? There’s  no question that the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) take a bit of getting used to.  Between the disciplinary core ideas, the science and engineering practices, and then the crosscutting concepts, it all …

Take 10: Phenomena

  If you’ve looked into the Next Generation Science Standards at all or if you have even looked at your students’ science work, you have probably heard the word phenomenon. No, we are not talking about the movie with John Travolta or the muppet song “Mahna Mahna”, though it is fun to sing! We’re talking …

Take 10: STEM Teaching Tools Supporting Science Teaching

Welcome back to Take 10: Ten Minutes of Professional Learning. As we continue to adjust to distance learning for both our educators and out students, we want to continue to provide you with resources you can use. Today we ask you to take 10 minutes to review these resources from one of our favorite online …

Take 10: Using Routines to Teach Science Online

We have learned all about NGSS and how Three Dimensional Teaching supports best science practices and our students learning. But how do we teach like that online!?!? We understand. You feel like you were just getting a hold on this whole NGSS thing and now life throws us this giant curveball. How can we possibly …

Take 10: Science Notebooking

As we begin using a three dimensional curriculum to align our classrooms with the Next Generation Science Standards, many questions have developed around assessment. How can we possibly assess what our students are learning as we put a greater emphasis on classroom discourse, engineering practices, and inquiry activities? How can we do so while still …