Pennsylvania Science Standards are being updated this summer (2022). We are working hard at integrating these new standards into our programs and curriculum in our elementary schools.
These Next Generation Science Standards surround what is called phenomena-based learning. This allows students to witness phenomena and create their own questions to pursue the answers to answer throughout the lesson(s).
We will be piloting Twig Science in our 3rd grade classrooms this year. In Twig Science Next Gen, phenomena and problems are present, connected to Disciplinary Core Ideas, and presented to students as directly as possible. The materials consistently elicit and leverage students’ prior knowledge and experience related to the phenomena and problems present. Phenomena and problems drive learning and use of the three dimensions at the module level, the Driving Question level, and the activity level.
More information can be found here.
Updated June 30, 2022