Science for the Next Generation: Preparing for the New Standards

Edited by William Banko, Marshall L. Grant, Michael E. Jabot, Alan J. McCormack, Thomas O'Brien

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Description

Providing a rationale, a framework, and model lessons for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, this guide is a necessary resource for any K–5 teacher or administrator who is responsible for bringing these new standards into the classroom.

Both theoretical and practical, this book is written by science and education experts in partnership with experienced classroom teachers. The contributors explain the latest research on how children learn and how this evidence translates into effective classroom practices for teaching and learning the new standards.

In addition to providing guidance on using the new standards and detailed model lessons, the book includes a section on literacy and science. Cynthia Greenleaf, co-director of the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd, co-wrote a key chapter on literacy as a tool for scientific inquiry and science as a means for enhancing literacy.