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Below are links to some of the amazing science education resources out there. If you think of something that needs to be on this list, let us know and we’ll add it.
The Institute for Inquiry addresses the theory and practice of inquiry-based science education with K-5 teachers and professional learning providers.
The Tinkering Studio supports educators in developing hands-on activities that explore learning and creativity through making.
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations. From collecting data to constructing explanations, using notebooks can solicit and deepen your students’ thinking.
Schatz Energy Research Center
offers energy and engineering curriculum for all ages, and programs at our facility on the HSU campus. What we offer: Guided field trips Classroom curriculum for the teacher to use Classroom visits/guest speaker
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Teacher Toolkit
A NGSS-aligned science curriculum with a host of activities pertaining to MPAs for formal and informal educators targeting elementary education (K-5). Available for check out beginning March 2019 from Humboldt and Mendocino County Offices of Education.
Nature Joe’s Humboldt Nature School
demonstrates and instructs how we can conserve nature while producing the food, forest products and other goods needed in our community. By utilizing the many educational resources in our community, Nature Joe offers classes, workshops, camps and field experiences focused in four areas of study: animals, gardening, ecology and technology
Qualities of a good anchor phenomenon – a resource from the Research + Practice Collaboratory
www.ngssphenomena.com – a collection of interesting phenomena that could be instructionally productive
Video discussing phenomena in the context of evaluating instructional materials. From Achieve and the Teaching Channel.
K-5 Report Cards for NGSS
SFUSD has compiled some resources, including a sample report card aligned with NGSS. You’ll also find sample letters to parents explaining report card changes.
The Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP)
has developed free resources to engage teachers, coaches, and administrators in professional learning on the development and use of assessments to support three-dimensional science learning. This includes a toolkit for developing and using performance assessments.