Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released in 2013 and are slowly being adopted by states across the county. The standards are "rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education" (NGSS, 2013). 

Browse the NGSS website

Read about the 3 dimensions of NGSS


Connect Science includes lessons about energy and natural resources, topics that are highlighted in NGSS. Click on the links below for more background on energy literacy and teaching about energy.

"Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education"

"What You Need to Know About Energy"

"What We Call Misconceptions May Be Necessary Stepping-Stones Toward Making Sense of the World" 


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