NGSS and Science Resources

The Next Generation Science Standards represent an exciting shift in science education.  The biggest shift is the importance of framing classroom experiences around 3 Dimensional learning.  Grounded in content defined by the Disciplinary Core Ideas, the NGSS provide for a coherent experience across grade levels.  Scientific Practices become habits of mind, embedded in all we do scientifically.  Overarching Cross Cutting Concepts provide a lens to experience the concepts and provide a conduit to apply scientific ideas to other disciplines and concepts. 

Enjoy the following links as you explore NGSS!
 




http://nextgenscience.org/

 
You can explore the standards interactively at the official NGSS site: 


 Evidence statements
Read this first         Introduction

K-5         6-8       High School




 
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13165/a-framework-for-k-12-science-education-practices-crosscutting-concepts


The Framework is an important resource that adds clarification to the standards.  It is a much needed resource for anyone who wants to understand the standards in depth.

 Download or Read online for free (or available to buy) here:

A Framework for K-12 Science Education
 
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18290/next-generation-science-standards-for-states-by-states
 

The National Academies Press also has a book version of NGSS that can be downloaded or read on online for free here:


Next Generation Science Standards
 
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18409/developing-assessments-for-the-next-generation-science-standards
 
Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards is another valuable resource from NAP. 

 Download or Read online for free (or available to buy) here:

 
 Foundational Services
for Science are free locally delivered state developed workshops. 

Information can be found here.

Contact your local ROE for availability.

AREA V Foundational Trainers resources here.



Google Drive Resources

 
Many downloadable materials can be found in the Google Drive folders below.  Click on the folder name to open and browse the items found in each.  Use the scroll bar to see all the available folders

NGSS Resources


Web Links
We have a collection of websites hosted at the following Pearltree.  
(note:  You do not need to create an account to view the websites, but Pearltrees is an excellent service to bookmark, organize, share and explore websites.)
Subpages (1): Foundational Trainers