Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Framework for K-12 Science Ed- FINAL

This article discussed that the goals of the framework were the following: expose students to scientific phenomena, to teach them to possess knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on related issues, to consider careful consumers of scientific and technological info related to everyday lives, to be able to continue to learn about science outside school, and acquire skills to enter career of choice, including careers in science, engineering, and technology.

The article discussed that there were three major dimensions, which were scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts that unify study of science and engineering through common application, and core ideas in areas of physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences, engineering, technology and application of science.These three together must be incorporated in the classroom for effective science learning. When combined the student acquires basic knowledge of the subjects and how they relate to each other and are given tools to investigate intriguing scientific phenomena in the future.

They define practices as skill + knowledge, crosscutting concepts are define as applications across all domains and disciplinary core ideas as the following: broad importance in sciences, provide tool for understanding idea and solving problems, relate to students, and be teachable and learnable over grades.

Practices for classrooms
  • Asking ?s and defining problems 2. Developing and using Models 3. Planning and carrying out investigations 4. Analyzing and interpreting data 5. Using math and computational thinking 6. forming explanations and designing solutions 7. Argument from evidence 8. Obtaining evaluating and communicating information
Integration of Practices into Inquiry and Design
  1. Sphere 1- investigation of empirical inquiry
  2. Sphere 2- explanations or designs using reasoning, creative thinking and modeling
  3. Sphere 3-ideas are analyzed, debated, and evaluated
This article talked related to many of the previous readings that we have been assigned. It stressed the importance of modeling in classrooms, inquiry based investigations, argument from evidence, and asking good questions. This article was a great reinforcement and summary of many of the other articles that we have read. For this reason it would appear to be a rather well written Framework for Science Education grades K-12, because it incorporates a lot of the research that we've read.

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