Lessons and Performance Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards
Engage students in active construction of ideas and explanations about the world around them with science and kids activities. Teach kids how to perform the scientific and engineering practices of the Next Generation Science Standards through science lessons and activities from Science and Kids
The elementary science lessons in the downloadable activities and eBooks are written and illustrated by Dr. Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier. All science and kids activities are hands on lessons, use everyday objects to help you teach and have kids apply scientific and engineering practices and thinking skills. Use the investigations to engage your students in active construction of ideas and explanations about the world around them. Kids love these activities because they are in charge of their own learning.
The K-8 lessons and hands-on performance assessments are in Life, Earth, and Physical Science content areas. Lessons include engaging student recording sheets, teacher background, teaching tips, rubrics for scoring, and science notes for reading in the content area..