Category Archives: Curriculum

Using PhET Simulations to Explore the Cause and Effect Relationship between Forces and Motion

One of my goals this year is to develop a third grade forces and motion curriculum with a team of Burlington elementary teachers. ¬†While this work is only in its infancy I am optimistic then at least one of the … Continue reading

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Implementing Elementary Science Standards: The Burlington Approach

  With the next generation of Science, Technology, and Engineering standards for Massachusetts adopted this past week by the MA Board of Education, a great deal of buzz was in the Grandview ballroom in Burlington, the site of Cambridge College’s … Continue reading

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Mapping Burlington’s Next Generation of Science Curriculum

Even the untrained eye can look across the NGSS elementary science standards, (and the adapted version Massachusetts) to see that there are several connections between what have traditionally been taught as separate disciplines of Earth, Life, and Physical Science. To … Continue reading

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Considering Changes to Your K-5 Science Curriculum?

I recently received an email from a colleague in Randolph wondering¬†about how the Burlington Public Schools and the Burlington Science Center intend to implement new NGSS-adapted state standards across grades K-12. After our initial meetings with the superintendent and all … Continue reading

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Great Lesson Design: The Next Generation

What makes a great lesson? How do we develop the best possible lessons for our classrooms?These two essential questions were at the crux of interaction between me and elementary educators at Saint Joseph’s University taking a science methods with their … Continue reading

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