Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before Explain
Instructional sequence definitely does matter when it comes to helping children in grades 3 to
5 learn science. That’s why this book focuses on showing you how to do two things: (1) make
simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities and (2) put the Next Generation
Science Standards (NGSS) into practice. Like its popular counterpart for grades 6–8 (p. 35),
the book gives you a complete self-guided tour to becoming an “explore-before-explain”
teacher. When you adopt this teaching mindset, you’ll help your students construct accurate
knowledge firsthand—an important part of science learning even for elementary-age children.