Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. They help set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do at different grade levels. They are designed to improve science education for all students. To that end, we have developed correlations between the high school level standards and Fascinating Education core courses.
We have listed each of the standards for Disciplinary Core ideas (what students should know) and Performance Expectations (what students should be able to do). Dr. Margulies took each Disciplinary Core Idea and Performance Expectation and detailed where in his lessons it is addressed. If you are interested in learning more about Next Generation Science Standards, there are 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 courses cover what you would normally find in a high school course for each of the subjects. They are rigorous enough to be considered for high school credit in most cases; however, you should check the requirements in your state to determine if the course will meet your needs.