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Introduction to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science

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Tiffany Neill

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PASS 2011
Revised Oklahoma Academic Standard
Writing Team
Draft Team
Focus Groups
Shifts in Standards

Scientific & Engineering Practices
Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Observe and measure
Experimental Design
Interpret and Communicate
Scientific & Engineering Practices
Integration of Practices & Content
Connections to Math & Literacy
Progressions in Learning


Oklahoma Academic Standards

The Writing Team is comprised 36 representatives from K-12, higher education, scientists, engineers, parent and community members.
The Writing Team met, in person, on 6 occasions and numerous times virtually.
The Draft Team is comprised of 21 representatives from K-12, higher education, scientists, engineers, parent and community members.
The Draft Team received digital copies of standards that the Writing Team developed and provided feedback to the Writing Team from September through November.
Focus groups were facilitated at each of the REAC3H Regional Meetings from August - November.
Lawton, Hugo, Guymon, Bristow, OKC, Ponca City, Durant, Tulsa, and Woodward.
Over 500
K-12 Science Teachers
Focus groups were facilitated with Informal Science Educators, Pre-Service Teachers, Geologists, and a group of 10 districts from Northeastern Oklahoma.
Integration of
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence

that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
Connections to Math & Literacy
Learning Progressions
"Gives a path to go forward on and shows me where we need to head."

Will the length of the ruler
hanging off the table make
a difference in the sound it makes?
Explain what you think...
How would you check your answer?

(5 cm)
high lots

(10 cm)
lower less than short one
(15 cm)
low little
Length of Ruler
Movement of End of Ruler
Plan an investigation
The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling. The size of the change is related to the strength of the push or pull.
Plan and conduct investigations

on the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of objects.
Clarification Statement:
Examples could include an unbalanced force on one side of a ball can make it start moving; and balanced forces pushing on a box from both sides will not produce any motion at all.
"I really appreciated the readability of the standards document. I especially like the clarification statement!"

"Love them! I appreciate the efforts you are making in trying to include as many teachers as possible in creating the new standards. I can't wait to get my hands on the final product!"

Expected to be aligned in 2016-2017
Continue to be multiple choice questions
Continue to be dually aligned assessing scientific practice with science content
PD on Your Plan Live and Archived

Science Department Chairs Monthly Meeting
Leadership Class

Informal Science Educators
Social Media

Higher Education


Curriculum Directors Consortium
Use observations

of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
"This is going to be amazing! Looks so easy to read and produce my lessons."


Open Education Resource Committee

"Gives me hope for the future of science education in Oklahoma."

What patterns do you notice in the moon calendar?
How would you
the patterns of the moon calendar with
What questions do you have about the patterns you see?
What are the
between the books?
Explain with
informational text
Supplement with
literary text

Young animals are very much, but not exactly like their parents.
1st Grade

Many characteristics of organisms are inherited from their parents.
Other characteristics result from individuals' interactions with the environment.
3rd Grade

Genes are located on chromosomes of cells with each chromosome pair containing two variants of each of many distinct genes.
Each distinct gene chiefly controls the production of specific proteins, which in turn affect the traits of the individual.
Changes (mutations) in genes can result in changes to proteins, which can affect the structures and functions of the organism.

7th Grade

Each chromosome consists of a single very long DNA molecule and each gene on the chromosome is a particular segment of that DNA.
The instructions for forming species' characteristics are carried in DNA.
All cells in an organism have the same genetic content, but the genes used (expressed) by the cell may be regulated in different ways.
Not all DNA codes for a protein; some segments of DNA are involved in regulatory or structural functions, and some no as-yet known functions.
Biology 1 -High School
K-12 Core Idea:
Inheritance of Traits
Scientific Practice
Disciplinary Core Idea
Crosscutting Concept
3 Dimensions of PE
Please use the back of your notecard to complete a KWL about the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science
What do you know?
What do you want to know?
Complete at the end of the session today.
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