Student pouring liquid during science experimentThe Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) allow students the opportunity to participate in rich science learning across their TK-12 experience. NGSS requires students to use the skills of scientists with the Science and Engineering Practices while developing their understanding of science content. Students will participate in Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering at all grade levels. Spiraling from the macroscopic world around them in the elementary grades through the microscopic world in the middle grades and eventually the sub-microscopic and abstracts science content of the upper grades. This will allow students to develop a deep, working knowledge of science in individual disciplines and experience how the science cuts across disciplines with the Crosscutting Concepts.

For additional information, see the California State Department of Education's NGSS webpage.

NGSS for Parents

Science education is the opportunity to spark the interest of our children and support life-long learning. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), California’s new science standards, nurtures young students in a deep and meaningful science experience that promotes appreciation of, and inquiry about, our natural world.