Author:
Emma Pesis, Brad Street
Subject:
Applied Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Life Science, Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School
Tags:
ClimeTime, Engineer Design Process, Engineering Activity, NGSS, Nebraska Department of Education, Next Generation Science Standards, Phenomena, Science, climetime, wa-science
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs, Other

Education Standards

NGSS in Action: Engineering in your Community (Workshop 3 of 4)

NGSS in Action: Engineering in your Community (Workshop 3 of 4)

Overview

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)* call for students to use the practices, concepts and content of science and engineering to understand phenomena and solve problems that are relevant to their lives. Starting from a student’s own experiences and community makes the science meaningful and increases engagement while helping students understand how global issues like climate change are present and addressable in their lives. In this series we examine how you can use the new science standards and your community to understand and address real world environmental problems and explore together how to integrate NGSS into your district’s classroom science units.

How does engineering relate to solving problems in your community? Learn how IslandWood is using the engineering design process to help students investigate local stormwater problems, seek stakeholder input, and develop solutions. Explore what is involved in putting student ideas into action including possible real-world constraints, practical small-scale solutions potential partners, and mini-grant options. We’ll work together to figure out a plan for the topics and students you teach.

Updated Files from 2019-2020 School Year

"How does engineering relate to solving problems in your community? Learn how IslandWood is using the engineering design process to help students investigate local stormwater problems, seek stakeholder input, and develop solutions. Explore what is involved in putting student ideas into action including possible real-world constraints, practical small-scale solutions potential partners, and mini-grant options. We’ll work together to figure out a plan for the topics and students you teach."

These files were significantly changed in our second year of presenting these workshops