Presentation on theme: "Development of New Science Standards:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, & Scientific Argumentation
2 Development of New Science Standards: Step 1: Development of Framework for K-12 Science EducationNational Academy of SciencesNational Research CouncilReleased Final Framework (July 2011)(Committee of 18 members)Practicing ScientistsScience Education ResearchersScience Education Standards and Policy Experts
3 Development of New Science Standards: Step 2: Development of Next Generation Science StandardsManaged by Achieve (Education reform Non-Profit Organization)26 States (including NY) will lead development of the new standardsfrom the Framework.3) Final Standards are expected to be released by the end of 2012.
4 Science Framework has 3 Dimensions: Dimension 1: Scientific PracticesAsking questions and defining problemsDeveloping and using modelsPlanning and carrying out investigationsAnalyzing and interpreting dataUsing mathematics and computational thinkingConstructing explanations and designing solutionsEngaging in argument from evidenceObtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
5 Science Framework has 3 Dimensions: Dimension 2: Crosscutting ConceptsHave applications across all domains of science:PatternsCause and EffectScale, Proportion, and QuantitySystems and System ModelsEnergy and MatterStructure and FunctionStability and Change
6 Science Framework has 3 Dimensions: Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas (Content)Domain: Physical ScienceMatter And Its InteractionsMotion And Stability: Forces and InteractionsEnergyWaves And Their Applications in Technology For InformationTransferCore Ideas
7 Science Framework has 3 Dimensions: Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas (Content)Domain: Life SciencesFrom Molecules To Organisms: Structures And ProcessesEcosystems: Interactions, Energy, And DynamicsHeredity: Inheritance And Variations Of TraitsBiological Evolution: Unity And DiversityCore Ideas
8 Science Framework has 3 Dimensions: Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas (Content)Domain: Earth And Space SciencesEarth’s Place In The UniverseEarth’s SystemsEarth And Human ActivityCore Ideas
9 Science Framework has 3 Dimensions: Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas (Content)Domain: Engineering, Technology, And Applications of ScienceEngineering DesignLinks Among Engineering, Technology, Science, And SocietyCore Ideas
10 Focus On Dimension 1 (Practices): Engaging In Argument From EvidenceObtaining, Evaluating, And Communicating InformationThese Scientific Practices are not only emphasized in theScience Framework, but are also emphasized in the Common CoreState Standards.
11 Common Core State Standards: ELA College And Career Readiness Anchor Standards For Reading:Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logicalinferences; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to supportconclusions drawn from the text.College And Career Readiness Anchor Standards For Writing:Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics ortexts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.College And Career Readiness Anchor Standards For Speaking And Listening:Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listenerscan follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, andstyle are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
12 How Can We Integrate These Ideas Into Our Classrooms?
13 Data vs. Evidence: Data Evidence The size of each seedThe mass of the seedThe type of seed.The type of paper towel.The number of seeds that germinated.DataEvidenceData are the information and measurements from an investigation.Evidence is a particular subset of data an investigator uses to support or refute a claim.
14 Claims and Evidence: Reasoning Claims Evidence A claim is an assertion or conclusion that attempts to answer the originalquestion.The claim needs to be supported by evidence. **A statement without evidenceis only an opinion!The claim can then be defended via oral presentations or written arguments.
15 Concluding Remarks:Not only is it important for teachers to provide students opportunities to conductscientific investigations, but teachers must also provide students opportunities todefend/argue their conclusions/claims by utilizing evidence from the experiment.Educators should modify their existing inquiry labs into a format that allowsstudents to develop precise claims supported by evidence and defend theirclaims in oral or written arguments to their peers.