MND + NGSS: 3D Learning through Earth Science Phenomena
MND recognizes that teaching science is about helping students make sense of the world around them, not memorizing facts and principles. MND makes teaching Earth Science easier (and more interesting) by organizing NASA data with the phenomena that they support. By providing these data, in the forms of maps, line plots, etc., students develop models to explain or predict the phenomena using evidence.
Phenomena are the context for learning science. These are naturally occurring events that are used by teachers as opportunities to have students observe, ponder, inquire, explain, and predict using scientific evidence. For more information on the use of phenomena, see the link.
To check out the MND resources related to the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards, check out the following links:
Science and Engineering Practices
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS: Earth and Space Science
ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity