SPOTLIGHT ON CROSSCUTTING CONCEPT: ENERGY AND MATTER
The ability to examine, characterize, and model the transfers and cycles of matter and energy is a tool that students can use across virtually all areas of science and engineering. And studying the interactions between matter and energy supports students in developing increasingly sophisticated conceptions of their role in any system. Visit sfusdscience.org for information and resources related to the Crosscutting Concept of Structure and Function.
A Framework for K-12 Science Education identifies seven overarching or Crosscutting Concepts that bridge disciplinary boundaries, uniting core ideas throughout the fields of science and engineering. The Crosscutting Concepts collectively comprise one of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards.