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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.

To check out the MND resources related to the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards, check out the following links:

Crosscutting Concepts 



Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS: Earth and Space Science

A key practice of successful scientists and engineers is the ability to clearly communicate the ideas and methods they develop. Being able to review and critique the ideas of others are fundamental activities of professional STEM professionals.

Average Precipitation, Sept.

K-2: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in K-2 builds on prior experiences and uses observations and texts to communicate new information.

Argumentation is an important practice whereas the scientist develops explanations using evidence and reasoning to explain observed phenomena.

Average Solar Insolation, Sept.

K-2: Engaging in argument from evidence in K-2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to comparing ideas and representations about the natural and designed world(s).


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