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Sixth Grade

Day One
Introduction of K-12 Framework
• Introduction from USOE
  •  Recording of June 9th Intro
  •  Learn more about using Adobe Connect
• Sarah Introduction Slides (pdf)
• Three Dimensions of the Framework (pdf)

Alcohol and Ice Performance Task
• Alcohol and Ice Directions (ppt)
• Alcohol and Ice (doc)

Introduction to Framework - Jigsaw
• The Second Dimension - Crosscutting Concepts (pdf)
• The Next Generation Science Standards and the Earth and Space Sciences (pdf)
• The Next Generation Science Standards and the Life Sciences (pdf)
•  The Next Generation Science Standards A Focus on Physical Science (pdf)
• Scientific and Engineering Practices in K-12 Classrooms (pdf)

Reflection on Framework
• Crosscutting Concepts PESTL (doc)
• Link Between Framework... (doc)
• Practices for PESTL (doc)
• Reflection Checklist (pdf)
• Science Performance Template (doc)

Compare and Contrast Classroom Scenarios
• Compare and Contrast Moon and NGSS Practices (pdf)
• NGSS Practices (pdf)
• Vignettes - Moon Phases (pdf)

Wrap Up
• Blendspace - Create Your Own Lesson (doc)
• Symbaloo Lesson (doc)

Additional Documents for Exploration of the K-12 Framework
• Core Science Ideas Grades K-12 (pdf)
• Core Science Ideas Grades K-12 (doc)
• Core to Big Ideas (pdf)
• Crosscutting Science Concepts Grades K-12 (pdf)
• Crosscutting Science Concepts Grades K-12 (doc)
• Science and Engineering Practices (pdf)
• Science and Engineering Practices (doc)

Day Two
Starter
• PBS Learning Media Video Day (doc)

Crosscutting Concept Introduction
• Crosscutting Concepts (doc)

Sham Wow Performance Task
• Performance Task: Sham Wow Activity (doc)

SHIFT Crosscutting Concepts
• Video Making Apps, Etc. and Links to How-To's (doc)
• SHIFT and Storyboarding (doc)
• Filmmaking Essentials

Analysis of Current Core for Crosscutting Concepts
• Comparing Cross-Cutting Concepts & State Curriculum (doc)
• NGSS Practices Crosscutting Comparisions (doc)

Wrap Up
• Brain Genie (doc)

Day Four
Starter
• Lucidchart - Maker (doc)

Practice with Lucidchart
• Week 1
• Week 2
• Week 3
• Week 4

Science and Engineering Practice Introduction
• Science and Engineering Practices in the Classroom (pdf)

Paper Glider Performance Task
• Paper Gliders (ppt)
• Design a Helicopter Lesson Plan (doc)
• Facilitator Notes for Design a Helicopter (doc)
• The Engineering Process Worksheet (doc)

Compare and Contrast ILO's vs Practices
• Compare and Contrast ILO's - NGSS (doc)
• ILO and NGSS (doc)

Pendulum Performance Task
• Pendulum Activity (doc)
• Performance Activity - Pendulum (ppt)
• Science and Engineering Overview (ppt)

Compare and Contrast Math Practices vs SE Practices
• Comparing STEM Practices (doc)
• Math Standards and Posters (pdf)
• Practices Venn Diagram (pdf)
• Standards Academy Day 4 (pdf)

Seasons
• Seasons (doc)
• What is the Distance from the Sun to the Earth for Each Month of the Year (doc)
• Rubric for Paragraph Writing (pdf)

Wrap Up
• Science with Technology Wrap Up (ppt)

Finale Video

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Seventh - Eighth Grade

Day One
Classroom Norms
• Ready, Set, Science - Chapter 5 (pdf)
• Establishing Technology Norms (doc)

Introduction of K-12 Framework
• Introduction from USOE
  •  Recording of June 9th Intro
  •  Learn more about using Adobe Connect
• Sarah Introduction Slides (pdf)
• Three Dimensions of the Framework (pdf)

Alcohol and Ice Performance Task
• Alcohol and Ice Directions (ppt)
• Alcohol and Ice (doc)

Introduction to Framework - Jigsaw
• The Second Dimension - Crosscutting Concepts (pdf)
• The Next Generation Science Standards and the Earth and Space Sciences (pdf)
• The Next Generation Science Standards and the Life Sciences (pdf)
•  The Next Generation Science Standards A Focus on Physical Science (pdf)
• Scientific and Engineering Practices in K-12 Classrooms (pdf)

Reflection on Framework
• Crosscutting Concepts PESTL (doc)
• Link Between Framework... (doc)
• Practices for PESTL (doc)
• Reflection Checklist (pdf)
• Science Performance Template (doc)

Compare and Contrast Classroom Scenarios
• Compare and Contrast Moon and NGSS Practices (pdf)
• NGSS Practices (pdf)
• Vignettes - Moon Phases (pdf)

Wrap Up
• Symbaloo (doc)

Additional Documents for Exploration of the K-12 Framework
• Core Science Ideas Grades K-12 (pdf)
• Core Science Ideas Grades K-12 (doc)
• Core to Big Ideas (pdf)
• Crosscutting Science Concepts Grades K-12 (pdf)
• Crosscutting Science Concepts Grades K-12 (doc)
• Science and Engineering Practices (pdf)
• Science and Engineering Practices (doc)

Day Two
Starter
• Braingenie and Standard 2 (doc)

Crosscutting Concept Introduction
• Crosscutting Concepts (doc)

Sham Wow Performance Task
• Sham Wow Activity (pdf)
• Performance Task: Sham Wow Activity (doc)

SHIFT Crosscutting Concepts
• 7th Grade - SHIFT Approach Introduction and Participant Engagement Standard 4 (doc)
• 8th Grade - SHIFT Project (doc)
• 8th Grade - Video Rubric (doc)
• Storybooking (doc)
• Video Making Apps, Etc. and Links to How-To's (doc)
• Filmmaking Essentials
• SHIFT and Storyboarding (doc)

Analysis of Current Core for Crosscutting Concepts
• Comparing Cross-Cutting Concepts & State Curriculum (doc)
• NGSS Practices Crosscutting Comparisions (doc)
• Shift in Language from the UT Core to New Standards (doc)

Wrap Up
• Lesson Plan TED-ED (doc)
• TED-ED Lessons (pdf)
• TED-ED Lessons (ppt)

Day Three
Starter
• Instructions - Gooru (doc)

Disciplinary Core Ideas Introduction
• Disciplinary Core Ideas Connections to Core (doc)

Hour of Code Performance Task

Hour of Code
• Hour of Code (pdf)
• Teaching MS Science with Computer Science (ppt)

Assessment
• Energy Skate Park Basics Worksheet (doc)
• Link to PHeT
• DOK Cognitive Rigor Matrix (pdf)
• SAGE Assessment Webinar - Brad Talbert

Performance Activity for Literacy
• Making Science Thinking Visible (ppt)
• Practices Venn Diagram (pdf)
• Science Literacy Cycle Lesson Plan Template (doc)
• USTA Adaptations (doc)
• Heat Resources

7th Grade - Atomic Models
• 7th Grade Standard 1 Objective 1 (ppt)
• Atom Model
• How to use Google Doc as a Manipulative
• Atomic Models (doc)

8th Grade - Earth Faults
• Folding Faulting Padlet (jpg)
• Fossil Environments in Utah (pdf)
• Geological Columns Teacher Sheet (pdf)
• Geological Columns Student Sheet (doc)
• Utah Standards Academy Template-Earth's Surface (doc)
• Earth Faults Performance Task (doc)

Wrap Up
• Plicker Lesson Plan (doc)
• Quiz for Plickers (doc)

Day Four
Starter
• Graphs (ppt)
• Phase Change Data Sheet (xls)
• Using Create A Graph (doc)

Science and Engineering Practice Introduction
• Science and Engineering Practices in the Classroom (pdf)

Paper Glider Performance Task
• Paper Gliders (ppt)
• Design a Helicopter Lesson Plan (doc)
• Facilitator Notes for Design a Helicopter (doc)
• The Engineering Process Worksheet (doc)

Compare and Contrast ILO's vs Practices
• ILO and NGSS (doc)

Pendulum Performance Task
• Pendulum Activity (doc)
• Performance Activity - Pendulum (ppt)
• Science and Engineering Overview (ppt)

Compare and Contrast Math Practices vs SE Practices
• Comparing STEM Practices (doc)
• Math Standards and Posters (pdf)
• Practices Venn Diagram (pdf)
• Standards Academy Day 4 (pdf)

7th Grade - Gutsy Guts
• Guts Science Performance (doc)
• Gutsy Guts Graphic (pdf)
• Love Your Guts Writing Rubric (doc)
• Organelle Lesson (doc)
• Standard 3 Lesson (doc)

8th Grade - Levers
• Levers Lesson Plan (doc)
• Lever Science Performance (doc)

Extras
• Blendspace (doc)
• Movie
• Organelle Lesson (doc)
• Warm-Ups (doc)

Wrap Up
• Science with Technology Wrap Up (ppt)

Finale Video

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Science Resources

Utah Science Core
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USOE Science Specialist's Home Page
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Sci-Ber Text
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Secondary Lesson Plans
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UEN's eMedia
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Utah Effective Teaching Standards
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Science Apps
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MESA USA
Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement - advocating STEM education across the country.
Digital Science Online
Visit Utah's Pioneer Online Library to access Digital Science Online's collection of videos, teacher's guides, animations and images.
Weather Related Resources
UEN gathered resources and games to help students learn about weather. The Online Cloud Guide provides excellent illustrations of the different cloud types.
PhET Simulations
Free educational simulations for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science and more.
Science NetLinks
Science NetLinks provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators.
Informal Science Education Enhancement
iSEE programs serve K-12 teachers & students and are designed to spark natural curiosity and sense of wonder by providing exciting science opportunities.
Science Mailing List
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