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How Playing Outside Increases Science Understanding and Real World Learning 

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on March 19, 2018


Outdoor play has always been an important part of childhood. Imaginative play, exploratory discovery, and real-world learning — these are just a few of the many benefits of playing outside, and this can also be a great place for engaging kids in science concepts. 

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Topics: STEMrangers Science Night, PreK & Kindergarten, Middle School, STEM Ed News, high school

How Performance Expectations have changed in the Last Ten Years

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on March 09, 2018


As innovation in technology and science continue to drive our current economy, science standards in education for students have also changed to meet the demands of the growing field of STEM. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was revised 15 years ago to support growing performance expectations and improve End of Course assessments. The focus of the new standards set by the NGSS is to help more students become engaged in science activities and to improve performance rankings. 

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Topics: STEM Ed News