Next Gen Science Standards WebsiteNext Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Educationdeveloped by the National Research Council.

National Academy of the SciencesThe National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.

CrossCutSymbolsCrossCutSymbols: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  include 7 Crosscutting Concepts that are the big ideas that connect the sciences and help to understand nature. Students who understand the NGSS crosscutting concepts will have a deep framework for integrating  and understanding science ideas.

TrueFlixTrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. TrueFlix login.

Expert SpaceExpert Space® is an easy-to-use online destination for students to analyze, evaluate, and gather information and develop research skills. This 24/7 resource also supports the Common Core State Standards in Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Recommended Lexile reading levels: 500-1100. (Log in through provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. Passages are authentic and leveled, many based on STEM and social studies topics. We’ve also included original fiction and original reporting passages. Each passage is paired with a Common Core-aligned question set based on the highest quality research.

Mark Morrill kindly agreed to share his CCSS lesson plans:
Lesson Plans.2014.01.13 pdf. Enduring Understanding: Perceptions evolve as new information is discovered.
Lesson Plans.2014.01.13 doc Enduring Understanding: Perceptions evolve as new information is discovered.

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