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OpenSciEd is a curriculum designed for the NGSS based on science storylines, phenomena-based, coherent from students’ perspective, driven by evidence, collaborative, and equitable. Instructional units for Grades 6-8 are available and will expand to include elementary through high school. Experience anchoring phenomena from Grade 6.1 Light & Matter and Grade 8.1 Contact Forces. UNI Science Education will be supporting the use of OpenSciEd with resources and future professional development.


Department of Physics


Larry Escalada, UNI Director of Science Education, and Alison Beharka, UNI Instructor and SERC Supervisor

  • Session: Afternoon #1
  • Title: Anchoring Phenomena with Light and Contact Forces
  • Date: April 1, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
  • Location: McCollum Science Hall 118, University of Northern Iowa

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