1. Rachel Connolly
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelbconnolly/
  3. Director, STEM Education, WGBH & PBS LearningMedia
  5. WGBH
  1. Martin Storksdieck
  2. https://stem.oregonstate.edu/people/martin-storksdieck
  3. Director and Professor
  5. Oregon State University

Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms


2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades K-6, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

The vision of students learning disciplinary core ideas in the context of science practices, as outlined in the NRC’s A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2012), marks a significant shift in science education. Digital media tools and resources are increasingly integral to engaging in scientific practices.

WGBH, in collaboration with NASA, is working with teachers across the country to design and evaluate media-based educational Earth and space science materials for K-12 classrooms. Resource are designed to engage diverse learners in core ideas and practices.

In this video, Paula, a middle school science teacher, engages her seventh-grade students (about 60% English learners) in a modeling activity using a visualization of Global Precipitation as an anchoring phenomenon. 

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