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NextGeneration Science Standards
 
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SCIENCE & ENGINEERING PRACTICES in NGSS

 
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Practice 1

Asking Questions & Defining Problems

Practice 2

Developing & using Models

Practice 3

Planning & Carrying Out Investigations

Practice 4

Analyzing & Interpreting Data

Practice 5

Mathematics & Computational Thinking

Practice 6

Construct Explanations & Design Solutions

Practice 7

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Practice 8

Obtain, Evaluate, Communicate Information

Link to NGSS How to Read the Standards -PDF
DCI Arrangement Search Performance Expectations Progressions 
Topical Arrangement CrossCutting Concepts Science & Engineering Practices 
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Carolina-
 Classroom Activities
 
 
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Webinar 
Video 
 HUBBLE SITE AMAZING SPACE 
MOSART Children's Misconceptions about Science Uncovering Student Ideas 
 The Why Files
Convert Cartesian (rectangular) to Polar Coordinates How Exterior Angles of Polygons work  
Hyperboloid made up of straight lines Another Hyperboloid made up of straight lines Earth's ice & vegetation cycle over a year 
Flammable Matter in smoke
Flammable Gas on fire in a glass jar
Vortex pinning
View Tension working in relation to falling objects How White Blood Cells keep you safe Natural Phenomena 
Know your Scientist Cell Craft  
   

 
 
 
 
 Click on the Framework to download a free copy
 
 
Use BOZEMAN Science to strengthen your understanding of the standards:
 
 EARTH / ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY
 Kavli Frontiers Kavli Frontiers Chem Collective Kavli Frontiers
  Chemistry Guide  
  Chem Game Tutor  
 
Grade level teams began meeting in July 2014 to develop grade level Explorations.  Please continue to check back as new Explorations are created and added below.
 
 Interactive Digital Learning:  Concord Consortium
 
 
 RESPONSIVE TEACHING MODEL
 What is the Responsive Teaching Model?                  Click Here to Read More
 Grade 2:  Force, Motion and Toy Cars
 Grade 3:  Force, Motion and Toy Cars
 Grade 4:  Electric Circuits
 Grade 5:  Water in the Air
 Grade 5:  Condensation
 
 
 

CROSSCUTTING CONCEPTS in NGSS

 Understanding Crosscutting Concepts

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 1

Patterns

2

Cause & Effect:  Mechanism & Explanation

3

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

4

Systems and System Models

5

Matter & Energy – Flows, Cycles & Conservation

6

Structure & Function

7

Stability & Change

 
  
 
 
 
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STANDARDS & UNITS 
Grade level teams began meeting in July 2014 to develop grade level Explorations. Please continue to check back as new Explorations are created and added below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 KINDERGARTEN GRADE 1 GRADE 2

INTERDEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS IN ECOSYSTEMS

SPACE SYSTEMS

INTERDEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS IN ECOSYSTEMS

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FORCES & INTERACTONS

WAVES

 

UNIT STANDARDS

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Pushes & Pulls UNIT 

Waves:  Light & Sound UNIT 

 

 

Sound - UNIT 

 

WEATHER & CLIMATE

STRUCTURE, FUNCTION & INFORMATION PROCESSING

STRUCTURE & PROPERTIES OF MATTER

UNIT STANDARDS

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Structure & Properties of Matter - UNIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARTH’S SYSTEMS

 

 

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 GRADE  3 

GRADE  4

GRADE  5

Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

ENERGY

MATTER & ENERGY IN ORGANISMS & ECOSYSTEMS

UNIT STANDARDS

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Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems UNIT 

 

 

 

 

 

FORCES & INTERACTONS

WAVES

SPACE SYSTEMS 

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Forces & Interactions UNIT 

Waves - UNIT

 

 

 

 

WEATHER & CLIMATE

STRUCTURE, FUNCTION & INFORMATION PROCESSING

STRUCTURE & PROPERTIES OF MATTER

UNIT STANDARDS

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Structure & Properties of Matter - UNIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

INHERITANCE & VARIATION TRAITS

EARTH’S SYSTEMS

EARTH’S SYSTEMS

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