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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

Site Documents

Documents on this site require the use of the following programs:

DOC - Microsoft Word

PDF - Acrobat Reader

PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint

XLS - Microsoft Excel