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  • Science Standards

    Page | March 2020

    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…

  • NGSS for All Students

    NSTA Press Book | March 2015

    It’s challenging to teach science well to all students while connecting your lessons to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This unique book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS…

  • Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction

    NSTA Press Book | October 2013

    With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), you need a resource to help you answer pressing questions about how the standards fit with your curriculum, instruction, and assessments. Rodger W. Bybee…

  • NGSS in Action: Alison Hapka, High School Physics

    Page | March 2020

    NGSS in Action: Alison Hapka, High School Physics Alison Hapka knows what active science learning can do for a classroom. For one thing, it makes a giant mess: everyone talking at once, papers and supplies scattered all over, and desks pointing every which way. This is what it looks like in the science classes she…

  • NGSS in Action: Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science

    Page | March 2020

    NGSS in Action: Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science In her eighth-grade science classroom, Carolyn Higgins is letting her students do the talking. She stands in the midst of a lively group of 13- and 14-year-olds, listening carefully as they debate which organisms consume more energy in their example ecosystems,…

  • The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12

    NSTA Press Book | October 2014

    Since the release of the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has been at the forefront in promoting the standards and helping science educators become familiar with and learn to navigate…

  • The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School

    NSTA Press Book | October 2014

    Since the release of the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has been at the forefront in promoting the standards and helping science educators become familiar with and learn to navigate…

  • The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School

    NSTA Press Book | October 2014

    Since the release of the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has been at the forefront in promoting the standards and helping science educators become familiar with and learn to navigate…

  • The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School

    NSTA Press Book | October 2014

    Since the release of the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has been at the forefront in promoting the standards and helping science educators become familiar with and learn to navigate…

  • Introduction To The <i>NGSS</i>

    Book Chapter | April 2013

    The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) consists of a series of standards for grades kindergarten through 12. In rather straightforward terms, the NGSS has only two specific purposes beyond its broad vision for…

  • Introducing the <i>NGSS</i>

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The activities in this chapter provide an introduction to the NGSS. Activity 1 allows educators to explore the progressions of NGSS to begin understanding the structure of NGSS. Activities 2, 3, and 4…

  • From the Framework to the NGSS

    Book Chapter | October 2013

    This chapter first reviews essential features of A Framework for K–12 Science Education which provides a foundation for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Second, the chapter describes the important features…

  • Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS: A Professional Development Facilitator's Guide

    NSTA Press Book | May 2014

    REVERE Award Finalist, PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers! If you’re charged with helping educators achieve the vision of the new science standards, this is the professional…

  • From NGSS to Classroom Instruction

    Book Chapter | October 2013

    This chapter provides a context for translating standards into something understandable, manageable, and usable for those with the real task of teaching science. In the first sections, the chapter progresses from a…

  • The Framework, the NGSS, and the Practices of Science

    Book Chapter | January 2017

    This chapter explicates the rationale for focusing on science and engineering practices and traces the development of this idea from earlier notions of inquiry in science. In going from the Framework to the Next…

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