How do I support kids in engaging with science and engineering practices?
Through the Next Generation Science Standards, students get experience with science and engineering practices. The resources below can help you learn more about these practices and how engineering can be taught through the NGSS.
NGSS: A Vision for K-12 Science Education
First, let’s get an overview of the three dimensions of the NGSS. This video will give you an overview of the standards, why they were created, and how they can be used.
NGSS: Science & Engineering Practices
Watch this video to zoom in on the science & engineering practices. Which practices are currently a part of your classroom? Think about how you could incorporate the practices that you aren’t using.
Using Engineering Design in the Classroom
In this video, watch how Tom Jenkins engages students in the engineering design process. Think about what practices you see his students using.
To the Moon!
This video gives us another look inside Tom Jenkins’ classroom. Students participate in an engineering design process to design paper rockets that will hit a specified target.