(PRWEB) November 9, 2004
Science Kit, a leading supplier of K-12 science education equipment, recently completed an initiative that aligned their products with the National Science Education Standards, easing the burden on teachers to select products that will fulfill curriculum requirements.
A tool to generate a list of Standards-acceptable products, broken down by grade level and concept, can be found on ScienceKit.com (http://sciencekit.com/article.asp_Q_ai_E_120_A_sid_E_prweb2standards).
The National Science Education Standards are the result of efforts by, among others, The National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment, The National Science Education Standards Development Team and the National Research Council.
According to developers, standards are meant to Âprovide criteria to judge progress toward a national vision of learning and teaching science in a system that promotes excellenceÂ. The National Science Education Standards mark an effort to bring cohesion among localities and states in evaluating not only students, but staff, development opportunities and assessment, as well.
National Science Education Standards encompass all scientific disciplines, including Physical, Life, Earth, Space and Inquiry Based Science, as well as Science in Personal and Social Perspectives and the History and Nature of Science. Standards apply to all grade levels, from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
In an endeavor to help teachers implement these requirements in the classroom, a team of experts from Science Kit aligned their Teacher Developed, Classroom Tested product line to each concept required by the Standards. Because the Teacher Developed line is proprietary to Science Kit, the team has an in depth knowledge of the products, and were able to align the same kit(s) with many of the Standards. This brings an added benefit for teachers Â not only do they know exactly what products to choose to satisfy a particular Standard, but they can often use the same kit to fulfill multiple standards, stretching their budget dollars further.
To use Science KitÂs National Science Education Standards tool, go to http://sciencekit.com/article.asp_Q_ai_E_120_A_sid_E_prweb2standards
To see Science KitÂs complete Teacher Developed Classroom Tested product line, go to http://sciencekit.com/category.asp_Q_c_E_427188_A_sid_E_prweb2standards
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