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Sangari Active Science Releases Interactive Middle School Curriculum
Sangari Active Science has released the IQWST Interactive Digital Edition, a curriculum for middle school science. Designed for tablets and laptops, this digital, fully interactive version incorporates audio, video, graphic simulations and writing and drawing tools into the IQWST curriculum.
IQWST, an acronym for “investigating and questioning our world through science and technology is a program designed to engage sixth- through eighth-grade students in scientific practices. The curriculum allows teachers to address science concepts and literacy skills aligned to both the NGSS and the Common Core. Supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, IQWST was developed over a decade by science education, literacy and learning science experts from the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
IQWST encourages students to investigate questions relevant to their lives, such as, “How can I smell things from a distance?” and “What’s going on inside me?” by experiencing phenomena, conducting investigations, developing and using scientific models, collecting and interpreting data and constructing explanations of how and why things happen in the real world.
Christopher Piehler is editor in chief of THE Journal.