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Science Standards

New standards offer a new vision for American science education.


Founded on the ground-breaking report A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the Next Generation Science Standards promote a three-dimensional approach to classroom instruction that is student-centered and progresses coherently from grades K-12.


The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, advocate less memorizing and more sense-making, draw connections to the Common Core, base practice in research, and apply knowledge in context.

K-12 Science Standards Adoption Across the U.S.


Stay Connected

A vibrant conversation is always taking place on NSTA community networks. Discuss standards with colleagues, stay informed, and get answers on the NGSS listserv (members only), NGSS discussion boardNSTA blog, and Facebook.

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