An Initial Learning Progression in Chemical Design
This resource is one of a series of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-based projects funded by the National Science Foundation. It is a document from the collection at the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, describing a two-year (2012-2014) exploratory project in which science educators at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the University of Arizona collaborated to develop and test a learning progression for the study of chemistry, integrating the three major dimensions identified in the NGSS.
This resource is included within this collection as an example of the types of studies being conducted to develop coherent learning progressions within a discipline at this early stage of implementation of the NGSS, and as educational materials become available. Educators interested in research behind curriculum development based on NGSS goals will find it valuable.