[IAEP] [support-gang] Proposed New K-12 Science Framework

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 27 12:35:15 EDT 2011

OK. While we are sharing standards that are already in place, I might as well add those of California, drafted in 2003 (reposted in 2009). They are certainly due for new textbooks! They may turn out to be digital. I haven't read the standards lately, but here is the link to a pdf:

And here is a link to their digital textbook project... good stuff and, as far as I know, all creative commons:

And then there is Texas, the other gorilla in the textbook buying process. Here is a new article (today) that indicates things may be getting better there:

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:20:42 -0400
From: elizabethbarndollar at gmail.com
To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
Subject: Re: [support-gang] [IAEP] Proposed New K-12 Science Framework

Wow this is great I can really use this also! Thanks!

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:

Hi Walter,

On 27 Jul 2011, at 02:34, Walter Bender wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:

>> 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:

>>        http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/File:K-12_science_education_framework_13165_som.jpg

> It would be cool to see what some of these look like as well:
> http://www3.newton.k12.ma.us/content/grade-level-curriculum

These are based on the Grade K to 8 overview documents (Curriculum Overview Documents for Parents, "Your Child's Year in Grades K- 8"):






Note: I excluded the term use/uses as it had such a high frequency relative to all others without adding much in the way of interesting associations. Curiously the Grade_7_2010.pdf document didn't follow this pattern so I wonder if it came from a different author/source originally.

Did you want maps for the Grade Level Benchmark documents as well?


> -walter
>> Regards,
>> --Gary
>>> 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.

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