Monday, July 17, 2017

Science With Engineering Education Standards (SEEd) Lessons, Units and Resources for Teachers


SCIENCE WITH ENGINEERING EDUCATION (SEEd) STANDARDS

Utah has a new set of science standards.  They are implemented this year in 6th through 8th grade. 

Three Dimensions of Science
Science education includes three dimensions of science understanding: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Every standard includes each of the three dimensions.  


Many 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers in Utah are feeling nervous, but I love the way the new standards are organized. Each strand like the one below (Stability and Change in Ecosystems) is broken down into standards.  Notice that the Science and Engineering practice within the standards is in bold and the crosscutting concept is underlined in orange.



It is my personal belief that interactive notebooks go nicely with both the Utah SEEd and NGSS.  Providing students with a place to record data, process their thinking and develop ideas. 

I also think that reading nonfiction after a hands-on inquiry lesson can increase understanding and integrate literacy standards with science standards. 

I found some excellent resources for Utah SEEd 6th grade on this website.  https://www.seedutah.org/6th-grade-seed

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I have been working hard to create lessons and units aligned with the Utah SEEd.  My science resources include inquiry based lesson plans, interactive notebook flaps and folds, nonfiction text for CLOSE reading, response pages and scientific background for teachers.  

Here are a few of the resources I have so far:
6th Grade SEEd













and 7th Grade



More resources for Utah SEEd are available in my store Lynda's Store and more resources are being developed weekly.  Just search Utah SEEd on TPT to find lessons and units aligned with the standards.  

Lessons are also aligned with NGSS. 

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