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Alignment to Standards

As with any good curriculum you need to understand how it aligns with standards. How does HPAC align to standards? Take a look...

Next Generation Science Standards: http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards

Dimension I: Practices
According to The National Academies Press’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012), practices refers to the behaviors that scientists engage in as they investigate the natural world. This dimension encompasses eight key ideas.

NGSS Eight Key Ideas

HPAC

Asking questions and defining problems

What is a health issue in our community? What health problem exists and how do we want to solve it?

Developing and using models

How can we best address this issue?

Planning and carrying out investigations, obtaining information

What is our action plan or method? How long will this take? What resources do we have or need? What data do we need to collect?

Analyzing and interpreting data

What data shows that this is a concern in our community? What data showed that we improved the health of our community from our action plan?

Using mathematics and computational thinking

Making graphs, charts, tables, etc.

Constructing explanations

Explaining our action plan and its results

Engaging in argument from evidence

Comparing our action plan and its results with literature and interviews, supporting the impact of our work

Evaluating and communicating information

Presenting at Scholar’s Day

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