Earth and Space Sciences for NGSS – Student Edition

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Earth and Space Sciences for NGSS has been specifically written for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for High School Earth and Space Sciences (HS-ESS)


Although not written specifically for the New Zealand curriculum, Earth and Space Sciences for NGSS provides many up-to-date stories and case-studies in this area of science. See material that covers the latest space exploration missions, including the Rosetta mission to Comet 67P, and the New Horizons mission to Pluto.

Through completion of 155 activities (272 pages), students build a sound understanding of science and engineering practices, recognise and understand the concepts that link all domains of science, and build the knowledge base required.

The Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) provide the structural framework for the workbook, dividing it into three sections. Each chapter provides activities to specifically address the performance expectations arising from the DCIs.

Science and Engineering Practices are supported throughout with activities to develop skills in analyzing and interpreting data, developing and using models, and constructing explanations from evidence. A supporting introductory chapter provides students with additional opportunities to practice the mathematical and inquiry-based skills required at this level.

Crosscutting concepts are identified throughout, allowing students to make connections between core ideas in different topics.

Nature of Science: Students develop an understanding of the nature of science through incorporation of its basic principles into activities. Where appropriate, detail is provided in key boxes so that students can better understand both the concepts and practices of science.

Engineering Design: The Engineering Design component of NGSS has been incorporated as appropriate through activities that engage the student in the solution of real world problems. This aspect of the standards provides an exciting opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a creative way, with due consideration to social and environmental considerations.

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Weight 0.68 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 15 cm


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