Here's how this week's lessons can help you address DCIs.
If you want to expose students to specific Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), pick and choose areas of greatest student need and frame classroom conversations accordingly. Click on any of the colored NGSS codes below to go to the NGSS website for a deeper look at each standard. This week's lessons can help you address the following topics.
Day 5: What's Eating You? This game-based lesson provides a great opportunity to address the following kindergarten and second grade standards. Take time to discuss the relationships during and after game play. The game is essentially creating a simplified, but dynamic model.
Day 6: Tiger Tracks Depending on the variations you choose and the way you frame discussion, this lesson provides a pathway to exploring either of these second grade DCIs.
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