Developing and Using Models - NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

Posted October 27, 2019 by wellina

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Developed by NSTA using information from Appendix F of the Next Generation Science Standards © 2011, 2012, 2013 Achieve, Inc.

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A practice of both science and engineering is to use and construct models as helpful tools for representing ideas and explanations. These tools include diagrams, drawings, physical replicas, mathematical representations, analogies, and computer simulations. Modeling tools are used to develop questions, predictions and explanations; analyze and identify flaws in systems; and communicate ideas. Models are used to build and revise scientific explanations and proposed engineered systems. Measurements and observations are used to revise models and designs.

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