Quality science education is based on standards that are rich in content and practice, with aligned curricula, pedagogy, assessment, and teacher preparation and development.
With the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM education, teachers across Oregon are adopting a student centered, inquiry driven approach to learning science. Students are no longer being asked to sit and absorb information, but to construct their own meaning of scientific phenomena.
Elementary Science Supports (External Links)
- Spark101 - Videos to engage students in solving real work challenges faced by STEM professionals.
- Curiosity Machine - Engineering challenges & lesson plans for the classroom.
- PowerMyLearning - Database of educational games & activities for kids.
NASA - Educational resources & learning kits for elementary.