NEW TOOL: Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts Into Assessment and Instruction

Posted on October 14, 2016

The new vision for K-12 science education includes a focus on helping students understand conceptual ideas that show up across the disciplines of science. These seven cross-cutting concepts hold the potential of helping students see connections across the physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences, and engineering, technology, and applications of science. But, how should teachers help students make sense of these conceptual ideas? This new STEM Teaching Tool highlight specific ways that prompts can be used in assessments and instruction to help students understand these cross-cutting concepts.