EQuIP Reviewed Lessons

Next Generation Science Standard

 

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Assessments in Science Lessons

In this video, NYSCI staff members reflect on using the EQuIP Rubric for Science to identify takeaways from the process.

 

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Making the NGSS Explicit in the Classroom

In this video, NYSCI staff members share strategies for helping students become more familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

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Using the EQuIP Rubric for Science to Revise Lessons

In this video, NYSCI staff members discuss key ideas they learned from using the EQuIP Rubric for Science to align lessons to the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) call for significant shifts in the way science is taught and learned. To meet these standards, teachers need high-quality instructional materials and resources that they can use to help their students meet the vision of the NGSS.  

Through a project with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and Achieve, Teachers TryScience now features a growing set of resources that demonstrate how existing K-12 science lessons can be evaluated and revised to more closely align to the NGSS, using the Educators Evaluating Quality in Instructional Products (EQuIP) rubric. Using the EQuIP process, NYSCI educators have revised existing lessons, making them more rigorous, engaging, and ultimately more informative for teachers.

To highlight the benefits of iterative, evidence-based evaluation and revision using the EQuIP rubric, each of the lessons are accompanied by an interim version of the lesson as well as the completed EQuIP rubric that shows the feedback and suggestions for improvement that helped educators identify the lesson’s strengths and weaknesses. We encourage teachers to use the EQuIP rubric process to continue to evaluating and refining these exciting lessons, as well as their own materials.

EQuIP Reviewed Lessons

Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 11 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students will use information about the connection between changes in biodiversity and changes in water quality to articulate criteria and constraints for a water filter design. They...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 05 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students investigate the forces that potentially crush snack foods and then use this information to redesign chip packaging. They then evaluate and redesign the packaging based on...
chairlift
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 29 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students will use information about forces to answer the driving question: What components and materials can be used to create a model chair lift, designed to carry a set of aid...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 04 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students use data related to distances between objects in the solar system to create their own scale model to represent these distances and better understand relationships of objects...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 29 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students investigate where their electricity comes from and consider the tradeoffs between different sources of energy. They then design, test, and evaluate wind turbines that can be...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 29 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students will explore the connection between reforestation and deforestation and greenhouse gases. They’ll do this by collecting data about local trees and analyzing and interpreting...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 29 2015
NYSCI
Student will answer the driving question: What role do different materials play in maximizing energy transfer into a system, and how can we apply this to design a passive solar house?...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 29 2015
NYSCI
Student will answer the driving question: How can the impact of future flooding events be mitigated through the understanding of floodplains?...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jul 31 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students will use a particulate air pollution model to observe phenomena. They will then plan and carryout a field investigation to observe particulate matter pollution around their...
Partner Contributed
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 11 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students will use the criteria and constraints they articulated in You Are What You Drink Part 1 to build and evaluate a water filter. They will answer the driving question: Based...
EQuIP-reviewed
Jul 09 2015
NYSCI
They will be addressing the driving question: How can human activities affect the environment’s surface temperature?
EQuIP-reviewed
Jul 09 2015
NYSCI
Students will explore the driving question: Why might the classrooms lights have gone out?
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 29 2015
NYSCI
They will be addressing the driving question: How might a genetic trait affect an organism’s chance of survival?
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 15 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson students will explore the concept of matter and energy transfers within an ecosystem. Students will build on their prior knowledge of relationships between species and trophic levels...
EQuIP-reviewed
Jul 31 2015
NYSCI
The goal of this lesson is to help students understand how relationships between the Earth and the sun give rise to patterns that we observe every day and throughout the year, such as the changing...
EQuIP-reviewed
Jun 15 2015
NYSCI
In this lesson, students will investigate the different organisms found in their local ecosystem (park, schoolyard, etc.), and will use online resources to identify the different species they found...