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Next Generation Science in the Glencoe Schools
Next Generation Science - This isn’t the way you learned science!
Think back to when you were in school. Teachers would give you an experiment to perform that followed the scientific method. You would follow the procedures step by step and you would record your results. You may not have known what the outcome would be, but your teachers sure did.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) take the predictability and “recipe following” out of science lessons. Students will learn to think like scientists as they actively engage in scientific and engineering practices while supporting their claims with evidence.
As students engage in the core disciplinary ideas of earth and space science, life science and physical science they are applying the scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts. To learn more about the Next Generation Science Standards we invite you to explore the following Parent Resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Review the most common questions asked of our administrators and teachers.