The Practices Circus is an introductory activity that builds familiarity with the Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS. Participants will visit hands-on stations with sample activities and try to identify the main practice highlighted in each one. Group discussion will draw out key messages such as the interconnection of the practices and the idea of intentionality.
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.