5 Tech Tools for the Next Generation Science Standards

Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Resource Type:
Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Computing and information science | Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Organization:
The Thornburg Center
Description: 

In the article, the author discusses technological developments in the education sector in the U.S. as of October 2013. He cites the introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in early 2013 that is focused on science and engineering in the K-12 curriculum. The NGSS' four disciplinary core concepts include Earth and Space Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and Technology. He presents several NGSS-friendly software like Celestia and NetLogo, as well as hardware such as the Arduino open-source programmable controller.

Publication Name: 
T H E Journal
Volume: 
40
Number: 
10
Page Number: 
10

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