e-Science : April 2012 Issue 1
WHAT’S HOT? WEBSITES Useful websites for Science and Education Free Book Download A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas The National Academies Press is offering free download of “A Framework for K-12 Science Education”. This book proposes a new approach to K-12 science education in the US that will cap- ture students’ interest and provide them with the necessary foun- dational knowledge in the field. A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional devel- opment for educators. This book identifies three dimensions that convey the core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built. To download the PDF free of charge, click here.
July 2012 Issue 2