[IAEP] Proposed New K-12 Science Framework

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 26 14:41:15 EDT 2011

Hi Caryl,

On 26 Jul 2011, at 06:07, Caryl Bigenho wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I received an email today from  eSchool News with a link to a very important document everyone at OLPC and Sugar Labs should familiarize themselves with.  It is the new K-12 Science Framework published by the National Academies of the United States.  It is still in the pre-publication stage, but pdf files of the uncorrected chapters are available for free download at this link:
> https://download.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165#orgs

Not sure if it's of help (having not read any of the content yet), but I downloaded the full pdf, extracted the text and generated a quick self organising map to give an overview of what the document covers:



> We need to be aware of the content with this book as it will shape future science and engineering education in the United States.  If we want Sugar to be relevant and useful for teachers, knowing what they are charged with teaching and the methods they will be asked to use will help us better serve them.
> Since it has a total of 270 pages, and I just finished downloading it (chapter by chapter), I can't comment on the contents. But, this should be fuel for some interesting discussions in the next few weeks if the rest of you take the time to download and take an in depth look at what is there.
> Caryl
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