DQ 1: How are critical thinking and communication skills, which are fundamental to student success in today’s global economy, addressed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?

DQ 2: Think back to a time when you were a student and completed or witnessed a science experiment in a 1-8 grade-level classroom. Describe the activity and at least two of the science processes present. Provide examples. What is one other process that you could have implemented in the experiment?