ADI immerses students in the practices of science and gives them an opportunity to read, write, and talk as they learn about the disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts of science. Students also have an opportunity to learn about the nature and development of scientific knowledge as they reflect on what they did during their laboratory investigations. Around the country, teachers are finding ADI to be an effective and flexible tool for increasing student achievement in both science and literacy.
Each ADI lab investigation gives students an opportunity to interact with their peers, critique ideas, reflect on their mistakes, and get the feedback they need to improve their performance on future investigations. Students need these opportunities to learn how to do science. Each ADI lab investigation also gives students an opportunity to develop their reading comprehension skills and to learn how to write, speak, and listen just as scientists do. ADI therefore gives science teachers a way to focus on English Language Arts standards inside the science classrooms as they do science.
Click on the links below to see how each stage of ADI aligns with the NGSS SEPs and the CCSS-ELA.
Click on the links below to see how each stage of ADI aligns with state science and ELA standards as well as how the labs in each ADI book align with state science standards.
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