The prominent inclusion of engineering concepts throughout the NGSS presents a new challenge for many science educators. Comparing the Science and Engineering Practices explores how the practices are used in in these two fields. Participants will work in groups to compare and contrast the practices in a science versus engineering context. Each group will create a poster and share key points in a brief presentation. Participants leave this activity feeling more comfortable with the idea of bringing aspects of engineering into their science teaching.
Watch the video to get an overview of this professional development activity, and use the detailed lesson plan listed in "Support Materials" to lead this exercise for your team of educators. You'll find more PD ideas in the NGSS Demystified collection.