Background of Science Standards Accountability for Standards in Science AAAS published Science for All Americans: Science for All (1990) NRC published the National Science Education Standards (1995) U.S Department of Education and The National Science Foundation endorses specified mathematics and science curricula (1992) National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment makes statements (1992)
Background in Science Standards Technology used within science curriculum As a productivity tool Communicating ideas and information Investigating with technological tools Creating knowledge products
Issues and Problems The Narrowing Pipeline of Scientific Talent Increasing Need for Scientific Literacy Difficulties in Teaching K-8 Science New Emphasis on and Controversies about Scientific Inquiry
Technology Integrated Lesson Plan Cell Savvy Supporting Science Concept Learning Allows simulating and modeling of scientific processes Provides opportunities to engage in problem-solving activities.
Technology Integration Strategy Cellsalive.com Interactive Presentations with SmartBoard software. Accommodations Collaborative work emphasizes the ability for students of various learning levels to learn from one another E.L.L Gifted Students of disabilities
Lesson Overview 6 groups of about 4 students each. Each group is to be assigned a random “cell topic”: animal cell, plant cell, bacteria cell, mitosis, meiosis, and cell cycle. Each group member are to either pair up or work individually on a computer as you navigate to the cellsalive.com website and read about their cell topic.
Lesson Overview Use SMART notebook on the specified topic to create a presentation on the SmartBoard. The slides of the presentation are to have visuals and affects to create a sort of simulation for the class as though the groups are teachers.