Wavelength has a great feature that you may not know about - strand maps. Strand maps are not intended to prescribe a particular curriculum or instructional strategy, instead, they offer a framework to inspire creative curriculum design. Using the strand maps in this way first requires a quick primer on reading the strand maps, which is what this blog post is all about.
NASA science can provide students of all ages with a front-row seat to some of the most exciting, important and breaking news about our Earth system, Sun, solar system and universe. These science stories can range from events that happen seasonally and cyclically to breaking news on unexpected or surprising science discoveries from the latest NASA missions. Find out ways NASA science stories can be used to support STEM instruction and literacy in science.
STEM learning is among the most powerful initiatives to invigorate schools in recent years. While the acronym stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, the excitement comes from vitalizing connections across those fields. In STEM, students engage in real-world problems—and solutions. STEM learning creates a context for the development of a deeper set of skills and new ways of thinking. It shows kids how they can make a difference.
To accomplish NASA satellite mission objectives, scientists and engineers must find a synergy between their disciplines. With the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), educators need to do the same. NASA Wavelength can help you appreciate the distinction between the two, how they work together, and how they relate to NGSS.