The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will define science education for the foreseeable future, yet many educators struggle to see the bridge between current practice and future practices. The inquiry-based methods used by Extension professionals (Kress, 2006) can serve as a guide for classroom educators. Described herein is a method of taking a simple graphing exercise and turning it into a youth-led activity that addresses Practice 4 of the NGSS.
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Pellien, T., & Rothenburger, L. (2014). Addressing Next Generation Science Standards: A Method for Supporting Classroom Teachers. The Journal of Extension, 52(4), Article 29. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.04.29