NSTA Quick-Reference Guides to the NGSS: Elementary, Middle, and High School

This resource is a compilation of workbooks by grade-level span, put together in response to educators' need for assistance in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in their learning communities. 

Each guide includes resources addressing the grade level span (i.e. elementary, middle, high school, and K-12) including:

• a two-page “cheat sheet” that describes the practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts that make up the three dimensions described in the Framework for K–12 Science Education;
• an “Inside the Box” graphic that spells out all of the individual sections of text that appear on a page of the NGSS;
• a Venn diagram comparing the practices in NGSS and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts; and
• matrices showing how the NGSS are organized by topic and disciplinary core idea.

Content Comments 

This resource provides the appropriate performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, practices, crosscutting concepts, connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science for an effective implementation across the K-12 continuum. Each guide also provides connections to nature of science and is designed to be used with the NGSS.