National Science EDUCATION Standards
National Science Education Standard
This website is dedicated to helping American middle school science teachers use design thinking and methods of teaching science in the classroom. Unlike traditional classes, where students gain knowledge from textbooks and teachers prepare by reading Content Standards, this website provides an online community for both teachers and students to access different resources. By organizing class content like a designer, teachers will become aware of what design thinking and method is on this website. The structure of the website is also conducted by activities rather than text and words. In this way, teachers will learn how to use activity to bring knowledge to students through actual practice. Design methods or strategies like Scenario, Prototyping, Testing, Analog, and Role Playing could be used to organize different types of activities, which could also help students to think on a larger scale of context with knowledge. Thus it helps students to understand how things influence each other on different scales, and how they are related. This website could also be considered as a platform for teachers to exchange ideas, archive class materials and project activities in class. In this case, it could be an open resource for educators to have a discussion of the future potential directions of education innovation.