Today is the first day of school in my local school district so I thought we could kick off the year with an incredible science-themed song by Science with Tom and friends. I know many science teachers who like to get students thinking about measurements and units early in the year. Maybe this video could be helpful. By the way, if you’re not following Science with Tom you are definitely missing out on some fun science videos and songs. Enjoy!
Back in the day (or a couple of years ago) I used to post lots of cool science videos on this site. I got away from that in order to focus on more “important” science education resources. Well- I think it’s time to start sprinkling in some fun science videos again. So here we go. This is not a brand new video but it is cool. Here is Travel Deep Inside a Leaf courtesy of California Academy of Sciences. Feels like it could be useful for high school biology and thinking about Scale, Proportion, & Quantity.
I haven’t posted a fun science video in awhile- so here you go! Enjoy and check out the other videos from A Capella Science.
I’m always looking for powerful examples of engineering to share with teachers and students. This is one of my current favorites- the story of designing an elegantly simple microscope and centrifuge that can save countless lives around the world. Enjoy!
It’s been too long since I posted a good science music video… enjoy.
As we move forward with implementing the NGSS in multiple partner states, it is more and more likely that we will need to use tools like the EQuIP Rubric to assess our own attempts at designing NGSS lessons and units and those science materials provided by publishing companies. You can find the EQuIP Rubric and a facilitator’s guide at the links below:
The Teaching Channel also recently added a series of four videos to support work with the EQuIP Rubric:
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: Overview
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: 3-Dimensional Learning
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: Using Phenomena
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: Evidence of Student Learning
If you are interested, you can also view an example of how a publishing company (Engineering is Elementary) is using the EQuIP Rubric to connect existing instructional materials with NGSS.
The NGSS NOW Newsletter for December 2015 has some helpful information for those of us moving forward with implementing NGSS. The main article discusses an upcoming series of videos developed through a collaboration between Achieve and the Teaching Channel. Sounds like something to keep an eye out for in mid December- video cases of instruction guided by the NGSS will be very helpful to the field. Click HERE to see some other NGSS videos on Teaching Channel.
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