Higher-Level Learning Skills and Next Generation Science Standards Skills

The Lexus Eco Challenge program supports higher-level learning skills and Next Generation Science Standards skills in the following areas:

Grades 6-8

  • Write informative/explanatory texts to convey ideas, concepts, and information
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 6-8 topics, texts, and issues

Grades 9-10

  • Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content
  • Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats
  • Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence to add interest

Grades 11-12

  • Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic
  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information

 

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