Month: January 2015

Students use laptops for PhET and iPads to record data. Next Generation Science Standards tell us that inquiry always starts with a question. This school year I’ve made adjustments to my lessons to incorporate more student inquiry and less lecture.  At the 2014 Northern Illinois Science Educators Conference, Elizabeth Hamann of Lincoln-Way North HS suggested […]

The Next Generation Science Standards aren’t beating around the bush.  Could they make it any more obvious that they want me to use models?  The performance expectations at every grade band expect kids to “develop a model” and “use a model” to prove their understanding of concepts.  I spotted these references to modeling over and […]