These are concepts that hold true across the natural and engineered world. Students can use them to make connections across seemingly disparate disciplines or situations, connect new learning to prior experiences, and more deeply engage with material across the other dimensions. The NGSS requires that students explicitly use their understanding of the CCCs to make sense of phenomena or solve problems.
Crosscutting Concepts (CCC)
This video highlights a classroom example of teaching and learning about energy & matter across science disciplines in Grades 9-12.
This video highlights NGSS Crosscutting Concepts in a teacher professional development setting.