Science Teaching Standards

How is it that teachers can motivate, inspire, and initiate learning in the classroom with high school students using technology? In a scientific environment, in which I intend to teach, looking at the core of what science standards are today versus what they were even 20 years ago is interesting all in itself. Science unlike math or English is ever changing. The grammatical rules of English are constant as are the formulas for finding a math question. But with the technological advancements, science has been able to take steps and bounds in progressing further than what we imagined it would 20 years ago.

So how do we, as educators develop a sound curriculum for getting students interested in learning science? Is it through better equipment or technologies, or do schools simply need to send their teachers to conferences every year to refresh on some of the advancements made in the scientific community? Looking at the United States standards of science education, one can look and see what is expected and what can be used to better the teaching of students in our schools using this type of standard.

With the advancement in microscopes, chemical testing (chromatography), and genetic identification, there are enough pathways to take to get students involved and interested. The question becomes what pathway is the most effective?

Using science teaching standards as a source I will answer this question as well as the different tools that technology has advanced to to cover high school education.


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