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Abstract

Teachers in Iowa are currently transitioning to the revised Iowa Core science standards with the recent adoption of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations by the state of Iowa (IDoE, 2015). Since the NGSS Lead States released the final draft in 2013, several states have chosen to adopt these standards. Standards simply provide goals and expectations for teachers, students, parents, and other shareholders. While these standards provide a strong framework for what should be taught, it is not a curriculum to be used in the classroom since it does not direct how it will be taught (NGSS Lead States, 2013). Teachers still need to develop assessments and quality science and engineering activities that fulfill the desired learning targets. Creating quality curriculum based on the NGSS and best practices for science education is timeconsuming work. Many busy teachers lack the time and expertise to put into crafting these units.

Year of Submission

2018

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Science Education Program

First Advisor

Dawn Del Carlo, Advisor

Date Original

2018

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 100 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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