PostedTuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:09 AM
An article written by Cary Sneider on understanding core ideas in A Framework for K–12 Science Education.
This article addresses Chapter 8 of the Framework, which presents core ideas in technology and engineering at the same level as core ideas in the traditional science fields, such as Newton’s laws of motion and the theory of biological evolution. Although prior standards documents included references to engineering and technology, they tended to be separate from the “core content” of science, so they were often overlooked.
Snider discusses a few of the important issued raised by giving this “equal status to engineering and technology”. He provides insight into the rationale for including this core ideas in the new framework for science instruction as will as answering some questions about how this impacts classroom teaching and curriculum planning.
This article was published in the January 2012 issue of Science and Children.