Welcome to the Teaching Science in 3D Podcast

Nicole Van Tassel and Erin Sadler are two science teachers dedicated to helping you cut through the confusion and meet the intent of the NGSS so you can master all three dimensions. The NGSS can seem totally overwhelming, but implementing these standards doesn’t have to be.

Let Us Help You Meet the Intent of the NGSS

Meet Nicole & Erin

Nicole and Erin are the co-hosts of the podcast.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.


Nicole and Erin have made understanding the NGSS so much easier. Things were never explained to me in ways for me to understand how the standards work, but in listening to the podcast, I began to see what is really expected. I suppose you can say I feel much more empowered to create this change in my teaching. Something that gave me anxiety in the past no longer does. I looking at the NGSS in a new way and I’m slowly tackling it in my classroom. Thank you both so much as this podcast is JUST what I needed. I’m super excited to see what the future holds for me as a teacher and for my students.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A Treasure for Science Teachers”

Nicole and Erin are so easy to listen to. I’ve been familiar with the NGSS for awhile now but I’m learning so much from every single episode. Thanks for creating a podcast that makes me so much more confident as I navigate these new standards.

SciGirl Sarah

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Wealth of Knowledge”

They both have such a wealth of knowledge and great grasp of the NGSS! I love how they shared some of their misconceptions with NGSS when first starting… it makes me feel more okay about some of the things I’ve done wrong. Their chemistry is spot on, and they share things that are easy for teachers to understand an implement.