What is the NGSS Framework?

If you’re a teacher of science and engineering, it’s likely the Next Generation Science Standards are coming your way. 40 states across the U.S. have expressed interest in adopting them, while 16 of those have already begun the implementation process.




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What are NGSS Science and Engineering Practices?

The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, offer a new framework for science and engineering education in the United States. The NGSS standards are built on a fundamental belief in blending the practice of science with content, so the NGSS practices emphasize learning by doing.




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How to Write NGSS Lesson Plans

The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS standards, are likely to start rolling out across the United States over the next few years. The first comprehensive overhaul in almost fifteen years, these standards outline new approaches to K-12 science education that blend content and practice, preparing students for success not only in STEM careers but across all modern workplaces.




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Carbohydrates: A Biochemistry Crash Course

There are four major families of biomolecules: lipids, proteins, nucleotides, and carbohydrates. This guide focuses on carbohydrates and will examine their structures, production, and chemistry. There are a lot of terms use to describe carbohydrates, like carbs, starch, cellulose, and sugars.




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What are NGSS Performance Expectations?

Now that the Next Generation Science Standards are beginning to roll out across the nation, understanding the structure of the NGSS standards is key to understanding the new approach. As part of the Next Generation Science Standards, instructors are offered guidelines both for teaching and developing curricula for science and engineering classes K-12.




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Why do We Need the Next Generation Science Standards?

The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, offer an entirely new approach to learning outcomes and how science should be taught in the United States today. But why do we need new science standards? The overhaul comes at a time when the United States faces an increasingly global and technologically advanced future, with dilemmas only science could solve.




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Who Developed Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?

Many years in the making, the Next Generation Science Standards are the result of a multi-year, interdisciplinary collaboration involving international experts, stakeholders, and the public. The overall process, including multiple review periods, was managed by the National Research Council (NRC), the National Science Teachers Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, while the development of the NGSS guidelines themselves was largely a state-led effort.




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How to Read NGSS Standards

With the adoption of the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 16 states, and 40 others likely to follow, there’s a good chance the new science standards are coming to you in the next few years. The NGSS outlines new approaches to K-12 science education, blending content with practice.




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