Next Generation Science Standards

Lesson Planning Resources

NGSS Hub - One of my go-to resources to find lessons and units targeting Next Gen standards! Also look for their free NGSS app for iPad, Droid, and Windows devices. - Use their search tools to find online resources for students or check out their FlexBook options to create your own textbook aligned to NGSS (or other state standards) and your curriculum!

Concord Consortium - Be sure to check out this awesome resource!  Use their online tools to help you find resources to implement NGSS by choosing your practice, core ideas, and cross-cutting concepts.  Also check out their STEM Resource Finder!

Project Phenomena - Discover real-world phenomena that can be integrated into your lessons to enhance your students' learning in the classroom.

NGSS Storylines - A great resource to learn how to use storylines to target science standards in your classroom.  Also check out the California NGSS Framework for examples of storylines for the various standards.

Something to read ... Making the Hippos Dance: Implementing NGSS in the Classroom


General Resources 

Next Generation Science Standards - Browse this website for the latest news and information about the new science standards. Explore the standards along with the other resources they have available.

Framework for K-12 Science Education - Read the framework to learn more about the main ideas and concepts illustrated in the new science standards. 

Bozeman Science - A great collection of videos to help you better understand the Next Generation Science Standards.  The videos are organized into three main areas: Scientific & Engineering Practices, Cross Cutting Ideas, and Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Lewis Center NGSS - A wealth of resources to help you implement the NGSS in your science classroom, which includes links to other online resources, videos, and assessment ideas.  Be sure to scroll though the page for some good resources at the bottom!

Globe Teacher's Guide - Check out their online resources for learning about NGSS and project ideas.

PBS Learning Media - A great site full of resources for all topics!  Find lesson plans, audio/video clips, and online activities to help you implement NGSS in your next unit.  Sign up for a free account to easily save your favorite resources in one place! 

eGFI (Engineering Go For It!) You are sure to find a new project to use to challenge your students while targeting Next Gen and STEM concepts! 

Science Snacks from the Exploratorium - Need a new idea or two (three, four, or more)?  You'll find a ton of great ideas you can incorporate into your curriculum with several that address Next Gen.

Sophia for Teachers - Find tutorials and quizzes to help you implement NGSS in your classroom.  Online activities are organized by topic to allow you to find what you need for your next lesson.

Smithsonian Q?RIUS - Check out their webcasts and resources, which are aligned with NGSS.

SNAP Assessments - Need assessment ideas? Explore this excellent resource from Standford for assessment ideas targeting NGSS.

Understanding Science - Use their search tools to find resoures aligned to NGSS - online lessons, activities, and classroom lessons.


Also explore the Common Core Literacy standards for Science & Technical Subjects.

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