K Constructing & Reflecting Benchmarks
[Constructing and Reflecting] [Life Science] [Physical Science] [Earth Science] [Health]
What do you want students to:
know, do, be like?
How will you know if benchmarks have been achieved?
What possible instructional resources
could be used?
I (introduce), P (practice), M (master)
Constucting Benchmarks Teacher Resources:

National Science Teachers Association: " ... to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all."

National Science Education Standards Grades K-4

Michigan Science Teachers Association The MSTA mission is to stimulate support, and provide leadership for the improvement of science education throughout Michigan.

MASER Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science Education Reform: A set of Internet learning activities for teachers and students were developed which correlate directly with the State of Michigan Standards and Benchmarks.

Michigan Educational Assessment Program: Visit this site to stay informed
about the science MEAP and to get copies of released items.

Eisenhower National Clearing House for Mathematics & Science Education Provides the best selection of math and science education resources on the Internet

Educational REALMS (Resources for Engaging Active Learners in Mathematics and Science) is a new organization created in 2004 after the discontinuation of the federally funded ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education (ERIC/CSMEE).

National Science Digital Library: NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels

How Stuff Works: This site is for all those curious scientists that need to know "how stuff works".

I.1.E.1 Generate questions about the world based on observation.
I.1.E.2 Develop solutions to problems through reasoning, observation, and investigations.
I.1.E.6 Construct charts and graphs and prepare summaries of observations.
Reflecting Benchmarks:
II.1.E.1 Develop an awareness of the need for evidence in making decisions scientifically.
II.1.E.2 Show how science concepts can be illustrated through creative expression such as language arts and fine arts.

Committee Members:

Last Revised: Thu, Feb 5, 2004