PostedTuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:03 PM
Creating the Next Generation of Student Engagement through images and videos of phenomena to inspire students.
(from resources on the site)
The new vision for science education features a three dimensional view of learning that involves: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. To engage students in authentic scientific experiences in these 3-dimensions, phenomena plays a key role in having students work to figure out core ideas in science. The phenomena that students should be working to explain will allow them to use these core ideas to help explain things in the natural world. While there have been resources created to help educators evaluate a phenomenon that they have found, many educators find it challenging to brainstorm phenomena to help lead units or lessons. This tool is to help educators with a process to help come up with phenomena that might be useful in a Next-Gen unit.
(Added by LinkEngineering Staff)
This website is loaded with images and videos of phenomena that could anchor a NGSS instructional unit. (Be patient, the main page is very slow slow to load. You could even open a separate tab to investigate the rest of the site while the main page is loading.)
The site also contains sections on how and why to use phenomena and a sample of how one was used to anchor a lesson.