Next Generation Science Connections (K-2)

///Next Generation Science Connections (K-2)

Next Generation Science Connections (K-2)

Created by: Rich Wiles & Aaron Hart

Just as classroom teachers have a responsibility to promote physical activity and advocate for physical education programs, physical educators must also infuse STEM subject areas into our outcomes-based instructional schedule. OPEN’s Next Gen Connections Modules are designed to incorporate STEM concepts using the Next Generation Science Standards to guide our planning and instruction. www.nextgenscience.org

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This module provides students with an introduction to space and our solar system while reinforcing movement concepts and developing motor skills.

For more information about space and our solar system, visit NASA for Educators: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html

Space and Science Module Documents

Space and Science Activity Plans

SHAPE America National Standards and Outcomes Focus

  • Standard 1 [E1.K-2] Performs locomotor skills (hopping, galloping, running, sliding, skipping) while maintaining balance (K); Hops, gallops, jogs, and slides using a mature pattern (1); Skips using a mature pattern (2).
  • Standard 2 [E1.K-2] Differentiates between movement in personal (self-space) a general space (Ka); Moves in personal space to a rhythm (Kb); Moves in self-space and general space in response to designated rhythms (1); Combines locomotor skills in general space to rhythms (2).
  • Standard 4 [E4.K-2] Shares equipment & space w/others (K); Works independently w/others in a variety of class environments (e.g., small & large groups) (1); Works independently with others in partner environments (2).

Next Generation Science Standards

  • Next Generation Science Standard 1-ESS1-1: Uses observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. The Universe and its Stars. Patterns of the motion of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky can be observed, described, and predicted (ESS1.A); Earth and the Solar System. Seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset can be observed, described, and predicted (ESS1.B).
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About the Author:

Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.