Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. These new standards are based on the National Research Council's A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have partnered to create standards through a collaborative state-led process. The standards are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.
The print version of Next Generation Science Standards complements the nextgenscience.org website and:
Provides an authoritative offline reference to the standards when creating lesson plans
Arranged by grade level and by core discipline, making information quick and easy to find
Printed in full color with a lay-flat spiral binding
Allows for bookmarking, highlighting, and annotating
Marking the culmination of a three-year, multiphase process, on April 10th, 2013, a 26-state consortium released the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school.
Next Generation Science Standards: For States, by States, published by the National Academies Press, is the authoritative print version of those standards released online by Achieve, Inc.
Video: Science Unscrambled: The Next Generation Science Standards
In this video, Dr. Heidi Schweingruber, deputy director of the NRC's Board on Science Education (BOSE) and co-director of the study that produced A Framework for K-12 Science Education, explains how the Next Generation Science Standards were developed, why the standards matter, and what's new in the print edition published by the National Academies Press.
Committee on the Evaluation Framework for Successful K-12 STEM Education; Board on Science Education; Board on Testing and Assessment; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council