Three-dimensional learning

This is what students’ experiences in classrooms implementing the NGSS should reflect: developing and using elements of the three dimensions, together, purposefully (i.e., to explain phenomena or design solutions to problems). Lessons and units aligned to the standards should be three-dimensional; that is, they should allow students to actively engage with the practices and apply the crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of core ideas across science disciplines.

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 with Brian Reiser introduces phenomena and their connection to the NGSS and three-dimensional learning.