Next Generation Science Standards - K-12 science content standards
A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012) - the first step in the creation of new science standards


Next Generation Science Assessments - formative assessments for classroom use
STEM Gauge - supports classroom instruction in the transition to the NGSS
Stanford NGSS Assessment Project - high-quality performance assessments that can support NGSS implementation
Draft Assessments - draft assessments aligned to the standards

Unit Building / Storylining

NGSS Bundles - Groups of standards arranged together for units of instruction
California Learning Progressions

Next Generation Science Storylines - strongly aligned NGSS materials in classrooms
Appendix K - Model Course Mapping in Middle and High School


#Project Phenomenon - Google phenomenon database
TJ McKenna's Phenomenon for NGSS 


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

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems

Question Formulation Technique - Teach students to ask their own questions

Developing and using models

American Modeling Teachers Association - professional organization of modeling teachers
Modeling instruction

Planning and carrying out investigations

Science Cubes - a scaffold for independent and dependent variables
Argument-Driven Inquiry - Promoting science proficiency by transforming lab activities
Inquiry Lab Form - A generic lab framework for inquiry science

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.

Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Edutopia Introduction on CER
Katherine L. McNeill  (Author), Joseph S. Krajcik (Author) - Grades K-5Grades 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



The NSTA NGSS Hub - The NGSS standards with curated resources
EQuIP Rubric - NGSS rubric for lessons and units
Sample Teacher Lessons - Wayne RESA
Better Lesson - search by performance expectation

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

Miscellaneous - all of Paul's videos organized by topic
Blended Learning Cycle - Paul's classroom design
AAAS Project 2061 Science Assessment Website - Data on how well U.S. students are doing in science and where they are having difficulties