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21 January 2020 Science Fair was One of the Highlights of My Middle School Life: Using Science Fair to Develop NGSS Practices
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This article illustrates how a seventh-grade life science unit connects to the Science and Engineering Practices and Nature of Science in the Next Generation Science Standards and used science fair projects as a context for students to solve problems and understand how authentic science is done. We outline how student interests drive the development and presentation of science fair projects and discuss each component of a science fair project to reflect the practices and nature of science and how we support students along the way. The article includes images of students and of their work for science fair projects.

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Cynthia Welsh, Mary Hedenstrom, and Michele Hollingsworth Koomen "Science Fair was One of the Highlights of My Middle School Life: Using Science Fair to Develop NGSS Practices," The American Biology Teacher 82(1), 43-48, (21 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.43
Published: 21 January 2020
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