Science Standards Overview
This is your one stop shop for resources about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how they coordinate with Common Core Standards. Use these pages to Explore and bring the standards to life in your classrooms.
California State Science Standards (aka Next Generation Science Standards) Overview
On September 4, 2013 California adopted the Next Generation Science Standards as the science standards for the state. Official California Science Standards Website.
NGSS Topics by Grade: A Quick Glance
General Resources on the Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards were developed based on the NRC’s Science Framework. This framework is available to purchase in paperback or download the PDF for free. The framework is in narrative form and served as the blueprint for the NGSS. It is an integral companion to the NGSS. Also worth checking out is the NSTA Reader’s Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Here are some additional resources to help you become comfortable with the NGSS.
- Our favorite resource for getting a solid overview of the standards is the BOZEMANSCIENCE collection of videos on all the different aspects of the NGSS
- Engineering is Elementary has put together a series of video snippets to let you see what the NGSS practices look like in the classroom
- NSTA webinar Introducing the Next Generation Science Standards
- NSTA NGSS Resources
- California State Department of Education Website on the NGSS
- FOSS alignment with NGSS
- Video Introduction to NGSS by BozemanScience
- NGSS overview video from Teaching Channel
- NSTA - NGSS smart phone app for both iOS and Android
- NSTA - Q & A for introducing parents to NGSS
- Afterschool Alliance - Getting Started with the Next Generation Science Standards: A primer and resource guide for afterschool educators
- NGSS Fact Sheet for Teachers in Spanish
- Resource for Advocating for Science as part of the Local Control Accountability Plan Process
CRS Resources on Other Dimensions of NGSS
Please follow the links below to our pages that go more deeply into the different dimensions of the standards