Academic journal article Science Scope

The NSTA Reader's Guide to a Framework for K-12 Science Education

Academic journal article Science Scope

The NSTA Reader's Guide to a Framework for K-12 Science Education

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by Harold Pratt. 2012. 72 pp. $5.95. NSTA

Press. Arlington, VA. ISBN: 9781936959327

Could you use some help understanding and getting ready to implement the new and anticipated science standards? Are you looking for a helpful reader's guide from NSTA that not only describes the three key dimensions of A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, but also includes comparisons of previous science standards and benchmarks with suggested actions for anyone involved in science education? Well look no further because The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Framework for K-12 Science Education does just that. Even better, it's FREE at the NSTA online store!

This reader's guide is a helpful resource that provides an overview of the projected framework document, comparisons to former science standards and benchmarks, and suggested actions for any person involved with teaching science to K-12 students. According to the author, "to make best use of this guide, the reader should have a copy of the Framework in hand for reference." The framework and many other National Research Council reports noted in this document, can be downloaded free of charge from the National Academies Press at www. …

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