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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 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
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  • Allows for bookmarking, highlighting, and annotating



Science Unscrambled: The Next Generation Science Standards
NSTA Past Executive Director Discusses NGSS

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National Research Council. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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532 pages |  10 x 8.25 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-27227-8
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-27230-8

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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.

NSTA Past Executive Director Discusses NGSS

This video shows NSTA's past executive director discussing the challenges and importance of NGSS.

Panel Discussion on How to Implement 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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