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Academic Content Standards

Common Core State Standards, http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/grlevelcurriculum.asp

California Academic Content Standards, http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/

Next Generation Science Standards, http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssstandards.asp

Appendix D-Diversity and Equity, http://www.nextgenscience.org/sites/ngss/files/Appendix%20D%20Diversity%20and%20Equity%206-14-13.pdf

National Research Council, A Framework for Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. National Academies Press, 2012. http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13165/a-framework-for-k-12-science-education-practices-crosscutting-concepts# (Can download a free PDF of the Frameworks)

Educational Practices and Resources

Bloom's Taxonomy, http://www.bloomstaxonomy.org/Blooms%20Taxonomy%20questions.pdf

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies, http://www.gcssk12.net/fullpanel/uploads/files/revised-blooms-chart.pdf

National Science Teachers Association NGSS Resources Website, http://ngss.nsta.org/
(Includes a user-friendly way to view the standards, a reader's guide to the Frameworks, webinars on scientific practices, etc.)

Next Generation Science Standards YouTube Video Series, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIIVwaZQkS2rtZG_L7ho89oFsaYL3kUWq
Produced by Paul Anderson of Bozemanscience. The video series covers the concepts contained within the K-12 Science Frameworks. It contains 8 practices, 7 crosscutting concepts, and 44 disciplinary core ideas.

Workshop: Inquiry-based Learning, Thirteen Ed Online, http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/

Wolf, Dennis Palmer, "The Art of Questioning." Academic Connections; p. 1-7, Winter 1987. http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/

Anna Johnson, Kimberly A. Huber, Nancy Cutler, Melissa Bingmann, Tim Grove. The Museum Educator's Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press, 2009.
See more at http://community.aaslh.org/edint-resources/#sthash.3so0MXT8.dpuf.

California State Parks Resources

Basic Interpretation Learning System: Handbook and Student Workbook, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24034

For Schools webpage, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21696

STEM Stories, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27947

Teach the EEI Curriculum with State Parks, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26907

Guides for Educators, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25535