The Common Core, a new set of national educational standards, has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you learned about science the "old" way, you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing home from school--and why. With information on Next Generation Science Standards and practice exercises and experiments, you'll learn:
The rationale behind Common Core standards
The major scientific concepts your child will be learning at each grade level
The new requirements for learning concepts and applying them in practical ways
How the Next Generation Science Standards relate to the Common Core Math and English Language Arts standards
How to help your child with homework and studying
The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core Science: Grades 6-8 will give you the confidence to help your kids meet the science expectations for their grade level, excel at school, and prepare for high school and beyond.