New Inquiry Based Science Curriculum Help Students Improve Collaboration and Teamwork Skills, Research Shows

Northeast University researcher Dr. Tracy L. Waters found students showed improved collaboration and teamwork skills with the use of KnowAtom’s Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-based curriculum in elementary and middle school classrooms. The inquiry-based science curriculum is designed to engage students in interactive science investigations connected to real-world phenomena and scenarios. Teachers who participated in the study reported more collaboration among their students, as they worked together to investigate, question, and explain core science theories.
“Using KnowAtom’s (NGSS)-based curriculum, students take the lead on how to conduct their own investigations into NGSS phenomena,” said Francis Vigeant, founder and CEO, KnowAtom. “With regular hands-on investigations forming a key part of the NGSS lessons, students quickly learn that they succeed only if their whole team thinks collaboratively and cooperatively in their investigation.” 
During Waters’ evaluation of KnowAtom curriculum implementation in fourth and fifth-grade classrooms, KnowAtom’s professional development also made a difference, teachers shared the following feedback: 
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Educators can access a free on-demand video series at: www.knowatom.com/ngss-science-resources-for-teachers or visit www.knowatom.com/professional-development for help implementing the KnowAtom curriculum.
KnowAtom also has some of the best resources for implementing NGSS available here.
About KnowAtom:
KnowAtom provides solutions designed for NGSS mastery: thoughtfully designed curriculum, integrated hands-on materials, and personalized professional development. Our research-based, classroom-tested tools and techniques bring students’ own ideas to life with hands-on materials and technology.
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