NGSS Website - K-12 science content standards
A Framework for K-12 Science Education - the first step in the creation of new science standards
The NSTA NGSS Hub - The NGSS standards with curated resources


New York State Assessments
- Grade 4 (ES)
- Grade 8 (MS)
- Regents (HS)
Next Generation Science Assessments - formative assessments for classroom use
NGSA from Bethel School District - Next Generation Science Assessments Google Drive
Stanford NGSS Assessment Project - high-quality performance assessments that can support NGSS implementation
STEM Gauge - supports classroom instruction in the transition to the NGSS

Unit Building / Storylining

Next Generation Science Storylines - strongly aligned NGSS materials in classrooms
Illinois Storyline Working Group - Working group of educators writing curriculum and giving PD
Inquiry Hub - A 3-Dimensional high school biology curriculum


#Project Phenomenon - Google phenomenon database
Georgia Science Phenomena Bank - Georgia Science Teachers Association
TJ McKenna's Phenomenon for NGSS 

Rubrics and Reporting

Instructional Leadership for Science Practices -  Investigating, Critiquing, Sense-making
Stanford SCALE and LDC Webinar and Resources
Stanford SCALE Draft Rubrics:

EQuIP Rubric - NGSS rubric for lessons and units

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions

Question Formulation Technique - Teach students to ask their own questions

Developing and using models

American Modeling Teachers Association - professional organization of modeling teachers

Analyzing and interpreting data

CODAP - Common Online Data Analysis Platform

Using mathematics and computational thinking

PhET - Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado.
NetLogo - A multi-agent programable modeling environment
Next Generation Molecular Workbench - Visual simulations for teaching and learning
SageModeler - a systems modeling tool to facilitate the building of dynamic models.
Loopy - a tool for thinking in systems.


Edutopia Introduction on CER
Katherine L. McNeill  (Author), Joseph S. Krajcik (Author) - Grades K-5 - Grades 5-8
Argumentation Toolkit - a collection of resources designed to help teachers with argumentation
Argument-Driven Inquiry - Promoting science proficiency by transforming lab activities

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Miniposters - Authentic peer review
HHMI Data Points - Interpret and discuss figures from primary literature - Scientific poster templates
Plos One - Accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science

Crosscutting Concepts

Using the Crosscutting Concepts to Scaffold Student Thinking - Northeast Georgia RESA

Early Childhood Science

NSTA Position Statement: Early Childhood Science Education
Taking Science to School (2007) - Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8

IB and the NGSS

Connecting IB to the NGSS


AAAS Project 2061 Science Assessment Website - Data on how well U.S. students are doing in science and where they are having difficulties