National/Regional News

Priority Features of NGSS-Aligned Instructional Materials

Published on: December 2, 2017

 The California Science Teachers Association (CSTA),the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) , the Washington Science Teachers Association (WSTA) and the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) have co-authored a white paper on priority features of NGSS instructional materials. This is the first time our states have collaborated to convey a common vision on an issue of great importance for the implementation of …

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Southern Nevada Science Conference Proposals Now Being Accepted!

Published on: November 15, 2017

The Annual Science Conference in Southern Nevada “2018: A Science Odyssey” will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Rancho High School from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We are using a new system to collect proposals for conference sessions this year.  To apply to present, please visit  Using a Google or G-Suite organization or school account (example: or …

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Nominate your students to The National Youth Science Camp

Published on: October 12, 2017

Two high achieving STEM high school seniors per state are selected by merit through an online application process to attend this amazing three week+ program FREE of charge (air travel is included!). The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) provides an almost month-long STEM and outdoors experience like no other. This includes presentations on cutting edge science, directly interacting with presenters in …

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Nevada Science Bowl

Published on: September 21, 2017

Attention Teachers: The Nevada National Security Site would be honored to provide a speaker for your classroom. More information can be found on our Speakers Bureau page. For more information on the Nevada Science Bowl contact: Daniel Burns at (702) 295-5071 or The Department of Energy Office of Science sponsors a range of science education initiatives through its Workforce Development for Teachers and …

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K-8 NGSS Evidence Statements

Published on: November 7, 2015

The evidence statements were designed to articulate how students can use the practices to demonstrate their understanding of the DCIs through the lens of the CCCs, and thus, demonstrate proficiency on each PE. The evidence statements do this by clarifying: o How the three dimensions could be assessed together, rather than in independent units o The underlying knowledge required for …

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HS NGSS Evidence Statements Released

Published on: May 12, 2015

Achieve released the HS Evidence Statements recently. “The evidence statements provide detail on what students should know and be able to do in order to satisfy each performance expectation (PE) at the end of instruction. Given that each PE is three-dimensional, the statements describe how students can use the practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas together to demonstrate proficiency …

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