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7 Ways to Weave Crosscutting Concepts into Science Lessons

You’re supposed to begin implementing the NGSS, but three-dimensional learning still sounds confusing? Demystify the NGSS and Crosscutting Concepts with these straightforward activities and examples of 3D learning in context. You’ll start to see the ways you’re already implementing it and learn how to deepen students thinking about science concepts.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to analyze classroom activities from a three-dimensional learning perspective
  • How to embed Crosscutting Concepts into every lesson
  • What kinds of questions you can use to prompt students to think about Crosscutting Concepts as they encounter new content

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  • 7 examples of science investigations and activities that weave together all three dimensions of the NGSS: Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts
  • 7 lists of question stems related to the Crosscutting Concepts
  • A straightforward explanation of the Crosscutting Concepts and how they fit into the NGSS

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