Phenomena

Observable events that students can use the three dimensions to explain or make sense of.

A key shift in learning designed for today’s science standards is supporting students to explain phenomena and to design solutions to problems. To accompany the existing guidance in the field on driving instruction with phenomena, this resource provides examples and guidance on what it can look like to drive instruction with engineering design problems.

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.

This video highlights the NGSS EQuIP Rubric: Using Phenomena.