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For many science teachers the integration of technology and engineering into the science curriculum will mean a new way of teaching, new concepts and skills for their students to learn, and new assessments that will measure their students’ progress and their own capabilities as teachers. The source of this concern is a publication by the National Research Council of a new blueprint for science education standards, appropriately titled A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts (NRC 2012). The Framework is currently severing as the blueprint for Next Generation Science Standards, aimed at replacing the current patchwork of state science standards with a common core, as has already been done in mathematics and English language arts. Since these documents raise engineering ...

Engineering Design in SEPUP's Middle School Issue-Oriented Science Program
Engineering design in sepup's middle school issue-oriented science program
Barbara Nagle

Figure 10.1 In the Issues and Earth Science course, students design, build, test, and redesign a wind vane

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The Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) develops issueoriented science instructional materials for middle and high school classrooms. SEPUP is a program of the Center for Curriculum Development and Implementation at the University of California, Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. SEPUP courses are developed with the input of scientists and tested by classroom teachers, who teach the curricula in their classrooms and provide feedback for revision of the materials.

SEPUP's middle school program is a three-year ...

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