Phenomena are an essential part of implementing the NGSS.

But what are phenomena, and how can they be used?

This brief resource about phenomena was developed for educators, and describes how phenomena can be used in NGSS classrooms to drive teaching and learning.

In addition, the three minute video interview below with Brian Reiser introduces phenomena and their connection to the NGSS and three-dimensional learning:


Resource about Engineering Problems

External Resources About Phenomena

  • Qualities of a good anchor phenomenon - a resource from the Research + Practice Collaboratory
  • - a collection of interesting phenomena that could be instructionally productive
  • Video discussing phenomena in the context of evaluating instructional materials. From Achieve and the Teaching Channel.