Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards that help set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do at different grade levels. The NGSS are designed to improve science education for all students. To that end, we have developed correlations between the NGSS (high school level) and Fascinating Education core Courses. In the first set of documents, you will find each of the standards listed with both the Disciplinary Core ideas (what students should know) and Performance Expectations (what students should be able to do). In the documents that follow – Dr. Margulies has taken each Disciplinary Core Idea and each Performance Expectation and detailed where in his lessons they are addressed If you are interested in learning more about Next Generation Science Standards, there are literally hundreds of documents available online. A good place to start would be http://www.nextgenscience.org/ Many states use the National Science Education Standards from the National Research Council (NRC) and Benchmarks for Science Literacy from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to guide their current state science standards. While Fascinating Education has not done correlations to the various state standards, we strive to cover what is included in the Next Generation Science Standards. We are often asked if we meet the criteria for certain states. The Fascinating Education curricula are designed to cover what you would normally find in a high school course for each of the subjects and are rigorous enough to be considered as high school credit in most cases; however, you should check the requirements in your state to determine if the course will meet your needs.