The Bridgeton School District’s goal for our science curricular is to implement the Next Generation Science Standards to enhance student learning so that the student is understanding and applying scientific knowledge. Students who understand can use and apply novel ideas in diverse contexts, drawing connections among multiple representations of a given concept. They appreciate the foundations of knowledge and consider the evidence for claims. Accomplished learners know when to ask a question, how to challenge claims, where to go to learn more, and they are aware of their own ideas and how these change over time. (NRC, 2007)
The NJDOE approved the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in July 2014. The NGSS provide an important opportunity to improve not only science education but also student achievement. Based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education, the NGSS are intended to reflect a new vision for American science education. The K-12 science education should reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world. The vision represented in the Framework is new in that students must be engaged at the nexus of the three dimensions:
The Bridgeton School District has implemented Science Fusion in grades K-8. This program delivers a holistic science experience, based on inquiry and application across print, digital, and hands-on resources. In grades 9-12, students may take physics, biology, chemistry and a variety of science-related electives and AP courses.
Science Safety Site
Science Fair Projects and Ideas Site
National Science Digital Library
Delta Education (FOSS) Science Kits
Next Generation Science Standards