Students investigate the world around them.

The goal is not to teach as many examples of phenomena as possible but to maximize learning by teaching with science phenomena.  There are many teaching strategies but there are 3 at the top of that list when using examples of phenomena.  Learn what these 3 essential teaching strategies are to get students to figure out more, solve more and learn more. 

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The Power of Analogous Phenomena

In a kindergarten classroom, students are eagerly observing pumpkin seed germination and plant growth. As a student mists a plant, she watches rain falling on a tree outside the classroom. And then it clicks—she makes the connection that trees are also plants that require light and water to grow, just like the plants in the classroom and by her home.

How the transfer of knowledge to everyday phenomena deepens sensemaking in three-dimensional science learning
What phenomena will we observe today?

Interactive Phenomena Poster

Download the poster, then click on the images or scan the QR codes to experience phenomena around the world.

Carolina’s K-8 Science Curriculum Programs

Looking for hands-on, phenomena-based curriculum resources that support the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM? Explore Smithsonian Science Curriculum for K-8OpenSciEd for 6–8, and Building Blocks of Science® for TK-5 to see which one is right for you and your students.

Carolina K-8 Curriculum

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