Welcome to KaiserScience, created in 2014.
Why did I build this resource? Look at national and state learning standards: they discuss the skills that every student theoretically has when arriving in 9th grade science classes. Yet those theoretical proficiencies rarely exist. Instead teachers are confronted with a vast range of learners. Often even gifted students were not given a chance to learn many topics in middle school.
So what a teacher needs to do is assess a class. Find out where they’re at. Develop a way to fill in knowledge gaps & thinking-skills. Only then does it become easier to bring students up to (& beyond) grade-level knowledge.
To be sure, no class is based on a website or textbook alone, but a website like this turns out to be a helpful way to share important resources.
Why is science important? Plain talk
There are things that you really need to know about. There are things that the news and social media tell you. They aren’t the same.
ADI (argument driven inquiry)
High Interest Articles
Point of Entry Method/Point of entry instruction (POEM)
NGSS has three distinct components: 1. Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2. Cross Cutting Concepts, and 3. Science & Engineering Practices.
Reframing the Mind. Howard Gardner and the theory of multiple intelligences, By Daniel T. Willingham
Challenges with modern students
The Writing Revolution: Students’ inability to translate thoughts into coherent, well-argued paragraphs impedes achievement
For students: Writing
National and state learning standards for Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Coding, History/Social Studies, Art, Music.
Prep for Standardized Tests
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