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Spotlight on DR K-12 Environmental/Earth Science Projects and the Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), released this April, were developed based on the vision for science education described in the National Research Council's 2011 report, A Framework for K-12 Science Education. In this vision, students "actively engage in scientific and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of the core ideas in these fields."

In this spotlight, seven environmental and Earth Science DR K-12 projects illustrate how the three dimensions identified in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideascan be applied to education materials and lesson plans in an integrated way. To highlight a few examples of how the dimensions can be integrated, each project team has chosen one aspect of their work to present in this spotlight.

CHOOSE A PROJECT BELOW OR  VIEW THE FULL SPOTLIGHT.