NGSS Parent Guides

This suite of NGSS Parent Guides illustrates how the standards are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. The parent guides are available for Grades K-2, Grade 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

NGSS Parent Guide Templates

If your state or district would like to customize a version, please download the PDF templates below. 

To edit or modify these templates, use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. A free trial version of the software is available here

States may also edit these files using Adobe InDesign. The Adobe InDesign files are posted here. A free trial version of Adobe InDesign CC is at available here.

If states or districts have any questions, please contact NextGenScience at