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Academic Science at Jefferson Middle School incorporates various strategies to facilitate student understanding and learning of content at the different grade levels based on the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and the NISD Curriculum Framework.  This includes hands-on lab experiences, demonstrations, technology applications, projects and virtual explorations, CER (claims-evidence-reasoning), multiple ways of interacting with material and differentiation based on student needs. 

 

Advanced Science at Jefferson Middle School incorporates varied strategies to facilitate student understanding and learning of content at the different grade levels based on the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and the NISD Curriculum Framework, beyond academic science.  This includes going more in depth through the use of ADI (Augment-Driven Inquiry), PBL (problem-based learning), FRQ (free response questions) to prepare for HS FRQs, science writing, higher level questioning and question format, curriculum compacting, research and project opportunities, and a year-long student selected project - MSIP (Middle School Innovation Project). 

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