Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:33am
Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—including recommendations that climate change and evolution be taught as core elements of scientific knowledge.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 2:23pm
This school year, students from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wis., joined 335 students who are part of MySciLife, using technology to literally "live" as a science concept—such as trying to be a cell, a rock, or an animal—and interact with other students from 15 classrooms in seven states across the United States.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:37am
The Next Generation Science Standards, based on the Framework for K12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council, are now available. Download a printer-friendly version here or click on the videos to learn more. An interactive version will be available soon.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 4:03pm
The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to take another look next month at a research report showing many elementary teachers have cut back or eliminated the time they spend teaching science, even though they still post science grades on student report cards.