[IAEP] Proposed New K-12 Science Framework

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Tue Jul 26 17:30:08 EDT 2011

> the new K-12 Science Framework published by the National Academies of the United States.  
> https://download.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165#orgs

Thanks Caryl

The first dimension, 1. Scientific and Engineering Practices
gives lots of opportunities

Its emphasis on 
*data collection and analysis and 
*building and testing mathematical and computational models 

leads naturally to: 

* gathering data manually or with external sensors, the camera and microphone 
* analysing with spreadsheets (Gnumeric or Socialcalc)
* building models with TurtleArt, Etoys, Scratch or Physics

Dimension 3. Disciplinary Core Ideas
There are already Turtle Art models and simulations for many of the ideas

* lunar lander
* mass spring damper
* orbital motion
* bouncing turtle


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