California's public school students get tested according to new science standards for the first time this month. The “Next Generation Science Standards” mark a shift away from rote memorization toward hands-on projects, interpreting data and recognizing scientific concepts across disciplines. In a special broadcast from The Exploratorium, we'll hear how the new science standards are changing what goes on in the classroom and what the challenges are to implementation.
Forum on the Road: Checking In on 'Next Generation Science Standards'
Rob Semper, executive associate director and director of Program, Exploratorium; member, National STEM Education Advisory Panel
Jessica Parker, director of teaching and learning, Exploratorium
Lauren Brown, science teacher, Madison Park Academy in Oakland
Jill Tucker, K-12 education reporter, San Francisco Chronicle