NGSS APP by MASTERY CONNECT and NSTA This app is free and provides all of the standards arranged by topic or DCI. The progressions, a link to the framework and appendices, and other resources are also included.
Going 3-D with GRC A collection of vetted, three-dimensional lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards developed from the Framework for K-12 Science Education. The lessons were developed by teachers across districts and states utilizing local phenomena guided through professional development with Brett D. Moulding (lead writer of NGSS) and Kenneth L. Huff (NGSS writing team). Elementary Lessons (K-5), MS Lessons (6-8), HS Lessons (9-12)
PhD Science K–2 is Now Available as a Free OER Too often, science instruction in the earliest grades consists of disparate activities rather than the comprehensive, coherent instruction needed to build a strong foundation for science literacy. That’s why we’re offering Levels K–2 of PhD Science as a free PDF open educational resource (OER). It’s the richest and most robust OER K-2 science curriculum available today across the country.
SOLID START CURRICULUM MATERIALS As part of the SOLID Start project, we have developed NGSS and CCSS-ELA aligned curriculum materials. Each unit is guided by a driving question and puzzling phenomena that engage young students and elicit their natural curiosities. The units are designed to support young students’ science learning and oral language and literacy development. We have completed all units in each grade. We also provide suggested modifications to the units so they can be taught in a virtual distance learning environment.
K-2 Assist Full years of K-2 Units built around hands on NGSS STEM experiences for students
Phenomenal Science K-5 Units Full years’ curriculum for all K-5 grades aligned to the topic arrangement of the NGSS. Phenomena are aligned to Michigan so may need conversion to be place based in your area.
PhD Science Great Minds K-2 We believe that all students are capable of meeting the rigorous expectations set forth in the NGSS. To achieve this goal, PhD Science presents the same expectations for all students and provides teachers with support strategies that ensure students have equitable access to a phenomenon and the science information they need to make sense of that phenomenon. Levels K–2 are available as a free OER to all educators across the country, any school can implement this accessible curriculum at the earliest grades.
Lucas Educational Research Multiple Literacies-Project Based Learning 3-5 Grade In the Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning science courses, students are supported to use science ideas and scientific and engineering practices, including asking questions, creating models, and collaborating with their classmates. This course is designed to enhance students’ curiosity about the natural world and interest in problems they encounter in their lives, and support them in figuring out how to go about resolving those questions.
NYU Sail Research Lab Grade 5 Curriculum The materials promote three-dimensional learning that leads toward mastery of NGSS performance expectations (PEs) in fifth grade. The instructional materials promote both science learning and language learning for all students, including English learners. The project built on our conceptual framework for language use in the science classroom that highlights key features of talk and text as students engage in science and engineering practices (Lee, Quinn, Valdes, 2013).
Phenomenal Science K-5 Units Full years curriculum for all K-5 grades aligned to the topic arrangement of the NGSS. Phenomena are aligned to Michigan so may need conversion to be place based in your area.
OpenSciEd for High School Includes Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses with the Earth and Space Science standards woven throughout each. The first units were released in March 2023 and the full courses will be completed in early 2024. Kit materials sold separately.
inquiryHub Biology and Chemistry inquiryHub high school and middle school curricula are guided by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Using research-based approaches to teaching science in a deeply digital environment, students contribute resources, observations, data, and analyses to solve larger scientific problems. inquiryHub® Biology and inquiryHub® Chemistry are full-year open access high school curricula available through Google Drive™. Each unit is NGSS-aligned, phenomenon-based, and takes a storyline approach to support students engaging in 3-dimensional learning. Supporting classroom kits are available for purchase through Carolina for biology and chemistry.
MODEL BASED BIOLOGY: STUDENTS MAKING SENSE OF BIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA A repository of the MBER-Bio curriculum that our team and other members have designed as well as a number of other resources to support you in teaching (see MBER Essentials). A community space meant to enable interaction on forums among teachers using MBER-Bio. A personal design space allowing you to customize and archive your own version of MBER-Bio.
Amplify Science A K–8 science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers. Currently adopted by Trigg County, Pike County, Floyd County, Fayette County, EKU Model Lab
Perfect Pairs from Stenhouse Publishers Grades 3-5 Use as an entry into 3D phenomena-based teaching and learning for elementary teachers
Picture-Perfect Science from NSTA Press This award-winningprogramfeatures ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K-5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way.
Materials to Accompany OpenSciEd Curriculum (grades 6-12) ECA Science Kit Services Jeny Apt, VP of Business Development, email@example.com 800-537-0008 | www.eca.bz Quote Request: www.eca.bz/quotes
Classroom Embedded Assessments (CEA) Bank These CEA examples are offered as resources to support teachers in using these, and in developing their own. These CEAs were developed as part of two KDE-supported Math Science Partnership projects (2016-2018), each working with approximately 50 K-8 Kentucky teachers in different parts of the state.
Page Keeley – Formative Assessment The Uncovering Student Ideas series contains individual formative assessment probes on NGSS topics. These are useful for identifying misconceptions and informing instruction. The Formative Assessment series provides descriptions of classroom strategies that allow continuous assessment are engaging for students.
The STEM Teaching Tools site has tools that can help you teach the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).These very short pieces highlight ways of working on specific issues that come up during STEM teaching. Includes a repository of tools and newsletter on how to use them, as well as short courses/PD modules.
Argument Driven Inquiry Students need to understand the core ideas and crosscutting concepts of science and learn how to participate in scientific practices in order to be proficient in science. They also need to develop science specific literacy skills. Argument-Driven Inquiry is an innovative approach to laboratory instruction that is based on current research about how people learn science and current recommendations for making lab activities more meaningful for students.
Encouraging Academic Conversations with Talk Moves What strategies can you take away for managing student Talk Moves? All content areas and grade levels can benefit from the strategies used by the teacher and students in this ELA 8th grade class,.
Modeling & Simulations
Wolfram Demonstration Project Demonstrations can be used to enliven a classroom, visualize complex concepts or shed new light on cutting-edge ideas from academic and industrial workgroups.