clock icon October 13, 2023 user icon Jordani Sarreal

Understanding NGSS Standards for Elementary and Middle School

A complete guide to NGSS with everything you need to know about the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have transformed STEM education across the U.S. In this article, we’ll answer the most common questions about NGSS and explore what the Next Generation Science Standards are, their purpose and benefits, and how to find STEM curriculum for elementary and middle school that aligns with NGSS practices. 

Whether you are a teacher, administrator, parent, or community member, this comprehensive guide will help you understand the impact of NGSS and how to introduce these standards to your school or district.

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