SPOTLIGHT ON STABILITY AND CHANGE
Adapted from NGSS Appendix G - Crosscutting Concepts
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. Their purpose is to help students deepen their understanding of the disciplinary core ideas and develop a coherent and scientifically based view of the world.
For natural and build systems alike, conditions of stability and determinants of rates of change or evolution of a system are critical elements of study. Visit sfusdscience.org for information and resources related to the Crosscutting Concept of Stability & Change.