Science and Engineering Practices in K-12 Classrooms: Understanding a Framework for K-12 Science Education by Roger Bybee is being published in all of the December NSTA journals and is available FREE online. This article provides:
- A clear explanation of the Science and Engineering Practices- displays the similarities and differences
- Describes why the focus is on Practices versus Inquiry- this article is worth downloading just for this section!
- Why engineering has been included in science standards- also very helpful
Great article. Roger has distilled and presented the essence of science and engineering practices from the framework in way that makes it accessible. Should be a cornerstone reading as we move ever closer to the Next Generation Science Standards
I agree- I think this is article is very helpful in clarifying some key issues such as Why is engineering here? and Where is my Inquiry?