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Next Generation Science Standards Resources

Below are a variety of resources on the NGSS to support educators in the implementation of the new state science standards.  

NGSS Basics

Foundations of NGSS

NGSS Appendices

Supporting Publications/Articles




Advocacy and Communication


Professional Development

Curriculum Development

Sample NGSS Curriculum Models

Curriculum Development

  • Bundling the NGSS — Achieve developed sample bundles of PEs for all levels as well as great tools like the Example Bundle Guide for learning about the bundling process in curriculum development. 
  • Teachers Try Science — Sample environmental science lessons, some evaluated and revised using the EQuIP rubric
  • Ambitious Science Teaching While not explicitly designed around the NGSS, the site presents a vision of ambitious science instruction that “aims to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve authentic problems.”
  • Next Generation Science Storylines: Excellent site with sample coherent units of instruction based on an anchoring phenomenon and developed around a storyline; all levels; expert team led by Brian Reiser
  • Curriculum Materials Make a Difference for Next Generation Science Learning -- Research article that identifies the importance of good curriculum materials and professional learning for teachers
  • Five Tools and Processes for NGSS—a project of the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with BSCS and WestEd provides 5 tools along with facilitation guides to help teachers develop instructional sequences and assessment tasks with conceptual coherence
  • NGSS Card Decks American Museum of Natural History Five Tools and Processes training materials; middle and high school cards for individual PEs, SEPs, CCCs and DCIs; useful for developing curriculum framework across grade bands


Course Mapping

NGSS Alignment Tools and High Quality Instructional Materials


Integration of Technology

Project-Based Learning and NGSS


Reports and Articles

Sample NGSS Assessments

STEM Teaching Tools on Assessment

Common Core Connections

Diversity and Equity

Instructional Resources