NGSS: Structure and Function

The Next Generation Science Standards list Structure and Function as the sixth concept that applies to every type of science. The video explains the relationship between structure and function. To finish, it offers the progression of skills for instructors to teach.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Complete the activity using the link at 1:00 with all of your pupils
  • Discuss how the scale of objects determines their functions
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on basic scientific knowledge, common among science teachers
Pros

  • Offers examples of lessons from early elementary through high school
  • Highlights the importance of the concept in multiple scientific disciplines
Cons

  • None