Everybody Can Learn Science
Behind the SmartNGSS project there is a multidisciplinary team of scientists, science teachers, educators, video editors, and multimedia professionals from all around the world who work within the framework of the International Science Teaching Foundation. Our goal is to provide teachers with tools that promote high-quality science education.
Because Science is not a body of immutable facts that must be memorized,
but rather an exciting way of obtaining new knowledge and understanding the world around us.
- We adhere to the constructivist 5E Instructional Model, which promotes real understanding and engages students in learning science while helping them understand the relevance of science to their lives.
- We would like to play an active role in promoting the change from a transmission educational model, based on transmitting facts from teacher to learner, to a constructivist model, based on inquiry, discovery and learning-by-doing.
- We think the best way to bring about this change is to empower teachers with research-based, user-friendly resources that support the best instructional practices.