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With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), you need a resource to help you answer pressing questions about how the standards fit with your curriculum, instruction, and assessments. Rodger W. Bybee has written Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction to provide essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators.
As practical as it is timely, this book includes an introduction to NGSS; examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school; and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.
Bybee notes that the success of the new standards depends greatly on teachers’ ability to give students opportunities to learn the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas of the NGSS. Reading this book is an important first step toward addressing educators’ questions and concerns about how to provide those opportunities and implement the standards.
From NGSS to Classroom Instruction
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: From A Framework for K–12 Science Education to the Next Generation Science Standards
Chapter 3: NGSS: Ten Frequently Answered Questions
Chapter 4: From NGSS to Classroom Instruction
Chapter 5: FromNGSS to Instruction in an Elementary Classroom
Chapter 6: From NGSS to Instruction in a Middle School Classroom
Chapter 7: From NGSS to Instruction in a High School Classroom
Chapter 8: Beginning ASAP
Chapter 9: Taking AIM
Chapter 10: Planning to ADAPT Materials for Classroom Instruction
Chapter 11: NGSS Frequently Stated Concerns: The Yes, Buts
Chapter 12: Conclusion
Appendix A: Grade 5 NGSS Unit, “Is It a New Substance?”
Appendix B: Middle School NGSS Unit, “Water and Hydrogen Peroxide”
Appendix C: High School NGSS Unit, “The Haber-Bosch Process”
Appendix D: Revising a Unit of Study for the NGSS
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