Resource Library

The NGSS Network States and Partners support the creation of resources to help educators and administrators as they plan and develop systems of implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. See below for links to download these materials. These resources are generally provided under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Under this license, with proper attribution, educators may use or adapt materials. See specific resources for any exceptions for licensing. Also note that these resources are intended as drafts that will continually be improved as the NGSS Network receives feedback on their effectiveness.

This document provides an overview of the NRC Review of the NGSS.

This draft document is meant to help developers and reviewers of instructional materials answer the question: “do the materials contain or exhibit the essential features of a program aligned to the NGSS innovations?” The PEEC-Alignment document focuses on the innovations set forth in NGSS and their implications for instructional materials.

This brief resource about phenomena was developed for educators, and describes how phenomena can be used in NGSS classrooms to drive teaching and learning. In addition, the three minute video interview with Brian Reiser introduces phenomena and their connection to the NGSS and three-dimensional learning.

This document provides a summary of key findings from a survey on public attitudes toward science standards.

This National Research Council document provides guidance for schools and districts on how best to support teachers' learning and how to implement successful programs for professional development.

The Science Science Education Standards Comparison Tool supports administrators in comparing the differences, both in purpose and structure, between different sets of standards. 

This unique book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research- and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage seven diverse demographic groups.

This document shows all NGSS performance expectations grouped by topic.

This video describes one example of bundling NGSS performance expectations within one course in high school.

 

This video highlights a classroom example of teaching and learning about energy & matter across science disciplines in Grades 9-12.