NEW TOOL: Qualities of a Good Anchor Phenomenon for a Coherent Sequence of Science Lessons

Posted on April 07, 2016

Instructional sequences are more coherent when students investigate compelling natural phenomena (in science) or work on meaningful design problems (in engineering) by engaging in the science and engineering practices. We refer to these phenomena and design problems here as ‘anchors.’

This short tool, “Qualities of a Good Anchor Phenomenon for a Coherent Sequence of Science Lessons,” outlines criteria to consider when selecting an anchor phenomena or design problem for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instruction.