Next Generation Science Standards

next-generation-science-standardsPLT and NGSS

In today’s science- and technology-based society, it is vital that all students have access to a high-quality science education that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to be well-informed citizens, to be prepared for college and careers, and to understand, appreciate, and apply scientific practices. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) reflect a new vision that is designed to meet these goals. Project Learning Tree (PLT) recommends the adoption and implementation of NGSS as an effective and research-based approach to transform science education and work toward accomplishing these goals.

Read more about how PLT and NGSS align: PLT and the Next Generation Science Standards: Built on a Common Foundation

Below we have provided more detailed correlations for two curricula: Energy & Society and Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live. We hope this crosswalk helps you and your students begin to make connections between and within the NGSS Framework.  

Energy & Society Connections to NGSS

The six activities in PLT’s Energy & Society kit have been correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for grades K-8. 

NGSS ConnectionsDownload the crosswalk between PLT’s Energy & Society materials and NGSS.

Place We Live Connections to NGSS

PLT’s Exploring Environmental Issues: Place We Live have been correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for grades 9-12. 

Download the crosswalk between PLT’s Place We Live and NGSS

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