Thanks for reaching out. Our team will compile some resources, examples and get back to you with a collective response.
randallshinn: Good Afternoon! We are currently transitioning to the integrated…
Good Afternoon! We are currently transitioning to the integrated NGSS for our middle school and we are looking for any examples and support for these standards. If you could help provide us with links, examples, experiments, etc. we would greatly appreciate it!
MS-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
MS-PS2-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
Randall, We on Lana'i are supposed to be doing the same thing. What school are you at? I'd love to learn through what you discover. A question we are having here is how do you go from traditional to integrated? We only have 2 MS science teachers here and we can't do it alone. Kapua Weinhouse, 6th Gr Math & Science.
Good Morning! I am currently at Ewa Makai Middle School and we are looking at the NGSS suggested integrated model. As a department, we are still making sense of the new standards since we will have to integrate physical, life, and earth. I'll be more than happy to share what we have once we meet as a department.
Thanks so much!
From John Constantinou and the STEM Pre-Academy Team:
Here are some resources your team may find useful as you move forward in NGSS implementation:
Going 3D with GRC:
This growing collection of 3-Dimensional lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards were created across districts and states, including ongoing and significant contributions from Hawaii teachers. Phenomena-based instruction is a primary feature of the three-dimensional learning approach and requires a thoughtful integration of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP), Crosscutting Concepts (CCC), and Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) to explain the cause for how and why phenomena occur.
NGSS NSTA Hub Classroom Lessons:
These classroom resources are vetted by NSTA curators who recommend ways to adapt them to be more in line with the vision of the NGSS. While not considered to be “fully aligned,” the resources and expert recommendations provide teachers with concrete examples and expert guidance using the EQuIP rubric to adapted existing resources Select Standards by Topic and you'll see all the lessons submitted for the selected topic.
Middle School Preferred Integrated Course Model:
California developed a suggested sequence for integrating Life Science, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science, & Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science Standards throughout 6, 7, and 8th grades.
Thank you John. These are very helpful. Seeing what an integrated model looks like is especially helpful.