standards is actually addressed in instructional materials, or how flexible the recommended grade level may be.
Do not reject too quickly instructional materials packages without certain accessories (e.g., bilingual resources and kits of hands-on materials). Instructional materials with a great deal to offer can be too easily discarded in this way. The most appropriate time to compare such support materials is during the subsequent selection process.
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As of 2013, the National Science Education Standards have been replaced by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), available as a print book, free PDF download, and online with our OpenBook platform.
The NGSS offer a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are based largely on the 2011 National Research Council report A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas.