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:
Table of Contents
|VOLUME 1: THE STANDARDS||i-xxviii|
|Next Generation Science Standards: Arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas||1-130|
|Connections to Standards: Arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)||131-162|
|Next Generation Science Standards: Arranged by Topics||163-292|
|Connections to Standards: Arranged by Topics||293-324|
|VOLUME 2: APPENDIXES||325-334|
|Appendix A: Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards||335-338|
|Appendix B: Responses to the Public Drafts||339-344|
|Appendix C: College and Career Readiness||345-358|
|Appendix D: "All Standards, All Students": Making the Next Generation Science Standards Accessible to All Students||359-373|
|Appendix E: Disciplinary Core Idea Progressions in the Next Generation Science Standards||374-381|
|Appendix F: Science and Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards||382-412|
|Appendix G: Crosscutting Concepts in the Next Generation Science Standards||413-429|
|Appendix H: Understanding the Scientific Enterprise: The Nature of Science in the Next Generation Science Standards||430-436|
|Appendix I: Engineering Design in the Next Generation Science Standards||437-441|
|Appendix J: Science, Technology, and the Environment||442-446|
|Appendix K: Model Course Mapping in Middle and High School for the Next Generation Science Standards||447-470|
|Appendix L: Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics||471-491|
|Appendix M: Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects||492-504|
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.
This video shows NSTA's past executive director discussing the challenges and importance of NGSS.
The AAAS panel discussion on NGSS focuses on the changes the new standards for K-12 students would bring and how states, schools, and teachers would implement them.
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