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Science Standards

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Transcript of Science Standards


La Crosse School District and
UW-La Crosse ALOT of Science Grant
2012-13
ALOT of Science
Partnership at UW-L Physical Science teachers from La Crosse, Onalaska, and Tomah are invited to participate.
UW-La Crosse has one of the top physics departments in the nation, led by Department Chair, Dr. Gubbi Sudhakaran. three two one The Framework The Standards Three La Crosse Middle Schools Form a PLC Summer 2012
We determined our project would be aligning our current curriculum to the soon to be released NGSS.
ALOT of Science instructors introduce us to Framework of NGSS. Science and Engineering Practices one three two As a sixth grade team we identified the the Physical Science Disciplinary Core Ideas covered in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We isolated the physical science skills currently taught in sixth grade How we started... We created questions
for our science supervisor.
We realized
what we currently do doesn't presently align with the tentative new standards and impact both elementary and high school content. 1. We
determined
6th Grade
Essential
Questions 2. We determined our Three Dimensional
Core Ideas 3. We matched
Next Generation
Science Standards
to our current
curriculum. 4. We created a Curriculum Map
We plan to realign our work to the "new" March 2013 NGSS. 5. What's Next? ALOT of Science
allows us time to
practice and integrate new
engineering
practices. We recognized
we needed to make
adjustments to our
current curriculum and to
be more purposeful
in covering the Engineering
Concepts ALOT of Science in Action in the Classroom Collaboration with UW-La Crosse Physics Students Unpacking the NGSS... GRANT PURPOSE: -Enhance Science Content Knowledge
-Encourage constructivst Pedagogy
-Increase Student Achievement Shelley Lee from Wisconsin DPI presented to our group in the summer of 2012 and will return again this summer. Disciplinary Core Ideas:
MS-PS2A Forces and Motion Science and Engineering Concepts:
Planning and carrying out investigations,
Constructing explanations and designing solutions Crosscutting Concepts: cause and effect, systems and system models, stability and change Building Roller Coasters-Calculating velocity, mass, kinetic, and potential energy Physics Fair! ASSESSMENT School A
Pretest Average: 4.2
Postest Average:
7.3 Where do we go from here? -Realign to the final release of NGSS
-Determine scope and sequence for 6-8
-Teach crosscutting concepts and language
-Continue reviewing assessments and change pedagogy as needed.
-Collaboration is key! ALOT of Science grant helped support materials for activities in our classrooms... Other Activities aligned to NGSS:

Egg Drop
Kites
Speedy Athletes Lab
Designing Bridges Constant Speed Cars
Wind Up Cars
Bridge Kits
Density Kits Chemistry Assessment Data School B
Pretest Average:
3.7
Postest Average:
6.9 School C
Pretest Average:
3.9
Postest Average:
6.1 School D-Control Group
Pretest Average:
4.7
Postest Average:
4.4 Dr. Jerry Redman helped us create and design assessments that were valid and reliable. Also developed a Force and Motion District Assessment... La Crosse District Support Along with the support of the grant, we also had the support of our Science Supervisor, Mr. Larry Myhra. He gave our 6th grade PLC multiple days this year to collaborate and review assessments. This was significant in our success! Continue to instill in our students the love of learning through a more comprehensive approach to science education which is formulated around the Next Generation Science Standards! Created assessments on Google Docs for ease of collaboration.
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