August 20, 2014 21:19 Age: 3 yrs

Exploring our World: Five Resources for Middle School Science

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From the first day of school, every Achievement First classroom is filled with rigorous instruction. We support our teachers through engaging professional development sessions that begin nearly a month before students return to our schools, and our deep commitment to professional development continues through regular coaching meetings and professional development sessions throughout the year. This week, we offer five middle school science resources recently shared with Achievement First teachers: 






            • Are you looking for a fun way to teach your students about photosynthesis and food? Take a look at this engaging TED-Ed video.
            • This Achievement First lesson plan offers a guide to teaching eighth-graders about floating and density.
            • What do the Next Generation Science Standards mean for middle school science instruction? This New York Times article explains the recommendations for teaching climate change and evolution.
            • This Achievement First resource provides a lesson plan for teaching students about dominant and co-dominant traits.
            • This Achievement First fifth-grade unit plan provides a road map to teaching students about earth science.






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