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Who Develops the National K-12 Science Curriculum?

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Science competitions are of vital importance to K-12 students in promoting education leadership, knowledge and academic growth. The National K-12 Science Curriculum is very important in making learning much more fun and conducive at the same.

There are organizations responsible for developing science curriculums for K-12 students. This must meet national, local and state standards. They also must come up with evaluation approaches than can be used and integrated with the educational system of the school.

There are national efforts to improve and come up with flexible science curriculum for student's that will enhance their education leadership. This is done by studying relevant issues that are affecting students across the country. They are faced with the task of developing key principles as a guide for this evaluation tool and curriculum development. Several committees are in the position to provide the guidelines in making instructional materials to both state and localities.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is one of those associations that is responsible for the development of science curriculum for K-12 students. They are dedicated to coming up with good programs for the advancement of science and to attain specific learning goals.

Another organization that is tasked with the development of science curriculum for K-12 students is the National Science Education Standards (NSES). They basically set the guidelines for the K-12 students in the United States of America. This organization was established in 1996 by the National Research Council. As a way of raising.

The standard for K-12 students, they encourage teachers and set goals for these professionals help students improve in the area of science. They also have state-wide standardized testing to see if their approaches are effective. They also influence various states to come up with their own goals of coming up with a comprehensive set of learning standards. Each has its own framework and instructional materials to help guide young bright minds into the world of science.

This organization was organized as a outcomes-based education. They have set standards for science teaching, content, assessment, professional development, education systems and education programs. They develop the curriculum based in constructivism or the learning theory. The outlines of a good curriculum must have what students need to understand, know and able to do. They also set the scientific literacy level that a student must reach in certain level of performance.

A good curriculum must also empower the teachers to teach science in a manner that is relevant and interesting to student's lives as a whole. It should also apply to all students regardless of gender, cultural background or age. Teachers must also be empowered to make decisions on how the curriculum should be presented to make it more effective. It must stimulate students to have critical thinking and develop their analytical skills.

The National Academy for Sciences (NAS) also has a great list of associations that can help in molding the curriculum for the students. This is a group known for their scientific explorations and researches. They are dedicated to study science and technology for the furtherance of knowledge and general welfare of the nation. It is also a non-profit organization that was established in 1863 during the height of the Civil War. Since then its member's have tirelessly searched for ways to improve the scientific curriculum in schools.

It is true that the greatest minds are molded while it is young, and the formative years are very important in a child's development and success as an adult someday. These are also the professionals who might improve our way of life someday. The development of K-12 science curriculum is a mission of the nation in bringing in scientists and medical minds to the ladder of success.

Science Curriculum Development

  1. American Renaissance in Science Education (ARISE)
  2. C3P--Comprehensive Conceptual Curriculum for Physics
  3. Eld!n for Science
  4. IMSE (Instructional Materials for Science Educators)
  5. MSTE at UIUC
  6. Project 2061

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