New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
- A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. National Research Council. (2012).Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved:http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165
- Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NRC,2015)
- Next Generation Science Standards NGSS Lead States. (2013).Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Retrieved: http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards
- NGSS Tools
- Teaching Tools for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
- The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, Second Edition: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (e-book) Pratt, H. (2013). Washington, DC: NSTA Press. Retrieved June 2014: http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781938946677
- The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, Expanded Edition. Pratt, H. (2012). Washington, DC: NSTA Press. Retrieved http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781938946677
- Translating the NGSS for Classroom InstructionBybee, R. (2013). Washington, DC: NSTA Press. Retrieved: http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781938946011
- Hands-On, Minds Open: The Changing Face of Science Education. The Hunt Institute's series of videos that document how leading K-12 educators are shifting their instructional practices to develop the critical thinking skills demanded in today's economy and increase interest in science. Downloaded from The Hunt Institute http://www.hunt-institute.org/knowledge-library/articles/2014-6-24/hands-on-minds-open-the-changing-face-of-science-education/.
Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
- Understanding Language: Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas Stanford University, Graduate School of Education. (2014). Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas. Retrieved from Understanding Language: http://ell.stanford.edu/teaching_resources
- Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary .National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014. Retrieved from the National Academy Press: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18803.
- Connecttions to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Science NJDOE (7). (2014). Connecting the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Science. Retrieved from http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/science/resources.htm
- Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Science NJDOE (8). (2014). Connecting the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Science. Retrieved from http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/science/resources.htm
- Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Middle and High School Science NJDOE (9). (2014). Connecting to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Middle and High School Science. Retrieved from Science Resources: http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/science/resources.htm
- NASA Student Observation Network: Student Observation Network modules allow students to discover answers to some of the questions that excite NASA scientists. Each SON module features a question to be answered or problem to be solved. To help answer the question or solve the problem, students will learn how to make their own observations and how to compare them with NASA data. Students will discover cutting-edge science with NASA mission data that are easy to use. Each SON module provides tutorials to help understand the scientific data and also step-by-step guides to using the data. In addition, background information, including connections to NASA scientists, is provided to help users understand these essential scientific questions
- NASA Quest: NASA Quest Challenges are Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.
The content of NASA Quest Challenges follows real NASA tasks with the goal of involving young people in developing tomorrow's solutions, while inspiring them towards careers in science and engineering. As students work in teams to mirror NASA career roles, agency experts are available to answer questions and to encourage a proper design process. The interaction with scientists occurs via Q&A, chats, interactive Webcasts, and posted feedback on the Web site.
- National Science Digital Library: The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.
NSDL does not hold content directly—instead, they provide structured descriptive information (metadata) about web-based educational resources held on other sites by their providers, who contribute this metadata to NSDL for organized search and open access to educational resources via NSDL.org and its services.
Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access, although some resources are restricted to provider site membership, or may have a cost associated with them (indicated in the full record of the resource). NSDL is funded by the National Science Foundation.
- PRISMS: Phenomena and Representations for the Instruction of Science in Middle School PRISMS is a collection of reviewed phenomena and representations for middle school. Our goal is to help increase the amount of content aligned and pedagogically useful resources available in the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) for middle school teachers and students. PRISMS is funded by the National Science Foundation.
- Engineering Classroom Resources National Science Foundation. (2014). Retrieved June 2014, from National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/engineering.jsp
- Bringing STEM Into Focus. Moon, J., and Rundell-Singer, S., (Published Online: January 30, 2012). Education Week. Retrieved http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/01/19moon.h31.html?qs=jean+moon.
- Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing? National Research Council. (2013). Washington DC: National Academy Press. Retrieved http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13509
- STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. (2014). Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18612
- Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments National Research Council. (2010). Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12614