Nutrients for Life Foundation Aligns Curricula to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

Mon, 2013-08-19
Contact: 

Emily Stubbs

(202) 515-2712

Debuts Website Search Tool Allowing Educators to Choose

Correct Lessons for Their State Standards

 

 

WASHINGTON – The Nutrients for Life Foundation is proud to announce all three levels of its curricula, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century, align with Science State Standards for all 50 states, National Sciences Education Standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.  In addition, the Nutrients for Life Foundation’s website, http://nutrientsforlife.org,  now has a search tool allowing educators to select their state and find soil science lessons that correlate with their state’s educational standards.  The search tool will simplify the process of choosing lessons and planning activities for teachers nationwide.

 

Nourishing the Planet in the 21st century offers five elementary or six middle/high school lessons to teach students about the essential nutrients plants need to grow, why it’s important to improve soil health, and how to relate those nutrients to their personal growth.  Each of the lessons is accompanied by an easy-to-implement, hands-on learning activity appropriate for their grade level.  All the activities encourage and support student inquiry, promote discourse among students and challenge students to share responsibility for their learning.  The use of the BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) 5E Instructional Model, combined with active, collaborative learning allows the educator to respond effectively to students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

 

This module encourages science teachers to plan inquiry-based science lessons by providing short-term objectives for students.  The module is fully annotated, with suggestions on how to encourage curiosity, model science skills and inspire new ideas about science and data.  Each lesson includes planning tools for teaching, such as a conceptual flow of the lesson and suggested timeline.  The focus on active, collaborative, and inquiry-based learning nurtures the development of community-based science learners in all grades.

 

More information about the Nutrients for Life Foundation can found at http://nutrientsforlife.org

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The Nutrients for Life Foundation is a tax-exempt status organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is incorporated in the State of Delaware. The Foundation was formed to disseminate educational information about fertilizers, modern agriculture, and the role plant nutrients serve in improving people’s lives.