On September 8, the Nebraska State Board of Education approved new science standards. The board voted 6-1 to approve the standards, which will introduce climate change in Nebraska high school science classes for the first time.
Others said they liked the way the standards will emphasize hands-on learning over memorization.
Chad Brassil, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said the standards represent “good solid science, good solid science education.”
“The methods in these standards are fantastic in that they engage students in the process of science: looking at data, analyzing data, generating hypotheses, thinking about models. They ask the students to act like scientists.”\
Click here to read the full story in the Omaha World-Herald (September 9, 2017)
Click here to read a story on the National Center for Science Education website.