NGSS Resource help

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  1. carrieSAtoUSA

    carrieSAtoUSA Rookie

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    I currently teach 4th and 5th Grade Science in Thailand and we just started with NGSS. I have not been trained in this and am frustrated with the lack of order. The standards are pretty clear, but there is SO much information out there, that I am not sure how to put everything into understandable, or clear, units for my students. I have not been trained in this.

    Does anyone have any information on textbooks, or websites that I can use to help me. My school is prepared to look into signing into websites or buying textbooks if there is something good that we can use.

    I have looked at the Science textbooks on Discovery Education which seem quite good. I have also worked with Betterlesson.com, which has some great ideas but there are almost too many ideas lol.

    Any help here would be fantastic! Thank you.
     
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    I highly recommend looking at NSTA for help in incorporating, understanding, and integrating NGSS into your curriculum. Membership for NSTA is reasonable, especially if you are a newer teacher who receives a lower membership fee. NSTA also has excellent trade books that could make you life easier. The cost of these books is reduced if a member.
    http://common.nsta.org/search/defau...&gradelevel=&sort=1&page=0&dep=&coll=&author=
     
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    My district adopted the National Geographic textbooks for NGSS. I piloted the 5th grade book last year, and while some parts are dry, the book taught the standards very well. The lessons are organized using the 5E model, and the text is actually a very small portion of the lesson. There are many opportunities for students to research on their own. The book does not address many of the engineering standards, so you will have to supplement for those standards.

    Have you spent much time looking at the NGSS Hub? http://ngss.nsta.org/ This website is amazing! Not only does it breakdown the standards for you, but it provides lesson resources for each standard.
     
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    [QUOTE="Have you spent much time looking at the NGSS Hub? http://ngss.nsta.org/ This website is amazing! Not only does it breakdown the standards for you, but it provides lesson resources for each standard.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you! No, I haven't seen that. We don't have anyone at school that is guiding us as far as NGSS is concerned. I will go and look there. I appreciate your help.

    I'll also look into the Nat. Geo books. Thank you!!
     
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    Honestly, I would google NGSS curriclum for 5th grade and see if there are schools who have posted what they're doing or at least get a general idea of what they're doing. Also use The Science Penguin on TPT - she has AMAZING science materials and many are NGSS. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Science-Penguin
     
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