Middle School Science
Vernier Launches New Teaching Supplements, Science Investigations
Vernier Software &
Technology has released several new
teaching supplements and activities for middle school science.
According to Vernier: “Designed with the three-dimensional learning
approach in mind, these new investigations will help students work
towards meeting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
performance expectations and build a cohesive understanding of
science with hands-on investigations.”
Among the new offerings are seven new teaching supplements designed
to enhance digital curricular units offered through OpenSciEd.
According to Vernier: “Each of the seven units includes more than a
dozen ready-to-go investigations that support the three-dimensional
learning approach, and the Vernier supplements help teachers
incorporate data-collection technology. The free units explore common
middle school science topics such as weather, climate, metabolic
reactions, forces, and sound waves.”
Vernier also launched a new ebook called Middle
School Explorations: Chemical Reactions that offers six
investigations designed for middle school students that challenges
them “to use data-collection technology to explore phenomena and
engage them in scientific inquiry and collaboration via
three-dimensional learning. These investigations help students
explore various types of chemical reactions as they build models to
explain what goes on at the molecular level during exothermic
reactions, precipitate formation, and conservation of mass.”
Further details can be found at vernier.com.
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