Category: Modeling

I attended NSTA 2016 in Nashville with one goal in mind: Find NGSS experts from around the country and learn from them.  I left Nashville feeling satisfied that my goal had been accomplished.  I met science teachers that were as passionate about implementing NGSS as myself.  In addition, I found masters in their NGSS trade, […]

New tweets fly by in my Twitter feed so quickly that I feel like I catch only a small portion of what’s shared.  Who’s got time to sit there and read all those tweets?  But catching this tweet was a gem.  The tweet was simple enough; a posted video about teaching gas laws without having […]

One of the toughest things about chemistry is that you can’t see those stinkin’ little particles that make up everything.  How I envy the physics teachers whose students can calculate the velocity of a car zooming down the street in front of our school and the biology teachers whose students can dissect the kitty cat. […]

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 […]