THE FRAMEWORK IS DESIGNED TO HELP REALIZE A VISION FOR EDUCATION IN THE SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING IN WHICH STUDENTS, OVER MULTIPLE YEARS OF SCHOOL, ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES AND APPLY CROSSCUTTING CONCEPTS TO DEEPEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CORE IDEAS IN THESE FIELDS. (P. 10)
Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life, and they also hold the key to meeting many of humanity’s most pressing current and future challenges. Yet too few U.S. workers have strong backgrounds in these fields, and many people lack even fundamental knowledge of them. This national trend has created a widespread call for a new approach to K-12 science education in the United States.
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