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Next Generation Science Standard
In the United States, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) lay out disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts that students should master in preparation for college and careers. Through a project with Achieve, Inc. and the New York Hall of Science, Teachers TryScience is providing a growing set of lessons that reflect some of the shifts in the NGSS, along with resources that will support you in aligning your own lessons to NGSS.

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THINK: The Process of Innovation

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Using the THINK app (free for iPad and 10" Android tablets), students will explore how progress is shaped through a common and systematic approach that follows a five-step process of Seeing, Mapping, Understanding, Believing and Acting (SMUBA).  Your students will explore the process of innovation and participate in as many as three units, featuring hands-on lessons that will to help them become innovators in their own right and to take actions that can help them become forward-thinking citizens of the world.

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May 19 2011
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In this design-based activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism...
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Oct 29 2015
Source: engineeringgood
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For students who are physically challenged, experiential learning may be difficult as there are not...
conveyor
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Jun 19 2014
Source: IEEE
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This lesson demonstrates the power of mass production. Students work in teams to design, construct...
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Jun 08 2011
Source: NYSCI
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In this lesson, students will take photographs and make observations of the living and nonliving...
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Mar 20 2011
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3.8
In this lesson, students will design a fermentation experiment and use their data as well as...
Ferris wheel
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Jun 19 2014
Source: IEEE
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Lesson focuses on the engineering behind big wheels (sometimes called Ferris wheels). Teams of...
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Oct 02 2014
Source: IEEE
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3.75
In this lesson students develop a robot arm using common materials, exploring design, construction...
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Jun 17 2011
Source: NYSCI
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In this inquiry-based lesson, students measure the biomass of trees, calculate the carbon stored by...
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Jun 29 2015
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In this lesson, students will explore the connection between reforestation and deforestation and...
chairlift
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Jun 19 2014
Source: IEEE
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Lesson focuses on unique challenges in transportation engineering, such as devising a method for...
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Jun 04 2015
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In this lesson, students use data related to distances between objects in the solar system to...
card house
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Jun 19 2014
Source: IEEE
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Lesson focuses on issues civil engineers face, including critical load and how to reinforce the...
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Oct 29 2015
Source: engineeringgood
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4
For students who are physically challenged, experiential learning may be difficult as there are not...
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Nov 02 2015
Source: engineeringgood
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For students who are physically challenged, experiential learning may be difficult as there are not...
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Apr 20 2011
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4.25
In this design-based lesson, students study flood dynamics as they modify a riverbed with blockages...