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Sacramento Area Science Project

I-STAR teachers investigate Earth-Moon-Sun phenomena

Earth-Moon-Sun investigation

The Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) is an education partnership between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento. SASP is a regional site of the California Science Project, one of the California Subject Matter Projects.

In its current work SASP is providing support to teachers, schools and districts for the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Science and the Technical Subjects. We are also engaged in conducting research into how teachers take up the Mathematical, Science and Engineering Practices from the CCSS and NGSS.

Our mission continues to be to provide science educators with useful, high quality professional development, encourage teachers to be reflective practitioners focused on student understanding, partner with teachers in conducting research into teaching and learning and provide forums where science educators can engage in professional dialogue.

Through professional development provided by SASP, teachers increase their capacity to support students to develop the skills, knowledge, dispositions and reasoning capabilities important to science.

In fulfilling our mission the two universities work closely with schools, school districts, science centers, county offices of education, community colleges, public and private organizations, and science educators to increase the quality of science instruction and lift student achievement. SASP serves as a regional network for disseminating information about science education.