From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] NGSS and chemical safety
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 18:37:26 +0000
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Some people on the list may be familiar with The Next Generation Science Standards. Wikipedia describes it as "a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are "rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education."

A colleague reviewed them and noticed that chemical safety was not included in them. She asked why and the response (evidently, safety is not part of "science" in their eyes) is below. This approach is a significant problem to those of us who are trying to provide lab safety education for the undergraduate population, as we are unable to build on any understanding of chemical safety for our incoming students...

- Ralph

Subject: Chemical Safety
Message: I am interested in knowing how the standards address teaching chemical safety to our K-12 students. I do not see this concept present anywhere.

Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:56:29 +0000
From: NGSS

Thank you for your interest in the Next Generation Science Standards. The NGSS describe content standards for science, and are based on the content from the National Research Council's Framework for K-12 Science Education. Lab safety standards are typically state dependent, and are used in addition to science content standards.


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