Making Detectives in Middle School: Engaging Students In A Science Mystery

Check out this problem-based teaching strategy to engage middle and high school students in their ecology unit and assess their understanding of ecology concepts. Students investigate clues to answer the question, "Where have all the tree frogs gone?" and construct an argument based on evidence. Learn how you can design a similar activity yourself in this post.

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Designing 5E Instruction: Unpacking The Standard

When it comes to unit design, where do you start? You start with a standard. Learn how to break down the NGSS to develop your assessment and work backward to design your unit. This is the first in a series on designing instruction aligned to the NGSS and based on the 5E model.

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