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Re: [EASCI] National Standards vs. State Standards

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    One of my video entries was on the 4 states of matter. I frequently used the terms atoms and molecules. I scored well. The class in the video was a 6th grade
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 31, 2002
      One of my video entries was on the 4 states of matter. I frequently used the terms atoms and molecules. I scored well. The class in the video was a 6th grade Science class.
      Patricia Laughlin NBCT EA/Science 2000
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      Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 6:53 AM
      Subject: Re: [EASCI] National Standards vs. State Standards

       "byrdscience <byrdscience@...>" <byrdscience@...> wrote:

      I've been working on entry 1 and have a sequence of 3
      related lessons about isotopes and radioactivity all
      of which are tied to a major concept-the structure of
      matter and the effect of technology on society. However, upon closer
      examination, I have found that this major concept (2 big state
      standards with many bullets) are not considered middle school area
      by the National Science Ed. Stand. They do say that
      enrichment is permissible, but the language even discourages use of
      the terms atom and molecules which my students understand when they
      come to me. I was not planning to ever
      mention the state standards but now I feel I have to explain why
      I am doing something a year before the NSES feels it
      is appropriate for my students.  Suggestions?
      Thanks, Nancy S.



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      When you ansswer the question, why is this topic appropriate and nescessary for my students, you can mention the state standards then.  If you do not have a copy of the NSTA standards book I would suggest you get one.  Also a book on applying the standards for middle school students.   You can get them both at the NSTA website.

      Good luck,

      Susan



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