Thursday, December 6, 2012

Science and Common Core

As a science teacher, how does the Common Core shift effect us?  What can we do to teach to the common core?  And what do we already do?

I think we already do a lot that aligns with common core.  Some of that is a topic for another post....

One way that we can easily integrate more common core standards is through the use of scientific news articles.

Science news articles can be used in class or as homework to extend a topic, or as a hook to introduce a topic. They are also great for common core skills when reading non-fiction text like summarizing, inferring vocabulary, finding details and main ideas.

Some great sources are below.  Feel free to add additional resources in the comments.  I'd love to hear what you are using in your classrooms.

                                            sciencenewsforkids.org

http://www.timeforkids.com/news

http://www.dogonews.com/category/science
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2 comments:

  1. Have you seen this Venn Diagram? I think its awesome! http://betterscienceteaching.com/2013/07/31/ccss-and-ngss-a-venn-diagram/

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  2. I have not seen that before. That's great!! Thank you for sharing!

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