The 5D Vision

The 5D vision for meaningful learning and performance involves students using science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts to explain phenomena or solve design problems in ways that engage student interest and support students' identities as knowers, doers, and users of science.

“A major goal for science education should be to provide all students with the
background to systematically investigate issues related to their personal and community priorities. They should be able to frame scientific questions pertinent to their interests, conduct investigations, and seek out relevant scientific arguments and data, review and apply those arguments to the situation at hand, and communicate their scientific understanding and arguments to others.” ~NRC Framework (Chapter 11), p. 278