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Why NGSS? (Next Generation Science Standards)

Published on Jan 8, 2013

Watch this video to learn more about the Next Generation Science Standards and why now is the right time for them. More information is at 

Quality science education is based on standards that are rich in content and practice, with aligned curricula, pedagogy, assessment, and teacher preparation and development. It has been nearly 15 years since the National Research Council and the American Association for Advancement in Science produced the seminal documents on which most state standards are based. Since that time, major advances in science and our understanding of how students learn science have taken place and need to be reflected in state standards. The time is right to forge Next Generation Science Standards.

The Next Generation Science Standards
Paul Andersen Sets the Stage

Paul Andersen introduces his video series on the Next Generation Science Standards. This video series will eventually contain: 8 Science and Engineering Practices, 7 Crosscutting Concepts, and 44 Disciplinary Core Ideas.