Gardening for the Next Generation

download-1The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS; Achieve, 2013), call for shifts in science teaching:

  • Authentic uses of science to engage students in Science and Engineering Practices
  • Deep learning of Disciplinary Core Ideas
  • Connections across domains and topics to explore Crosscutting Concepts

A school garden is an ideal setting to implement all three of these dimensions of the NGSS.