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Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, K-12

Adopted by the California State Board of Education on September 4, 2013.

Source: California Department of Education

The standards can be viewed by grade level Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI): Life Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, and Physical Sciences or by grade level Topic (e.g.: Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems).

California's adopted version of the NGSS includes some modifications of the version published by Achieve to seven Clarification Statements. These modifications are included in the standards documents linked below. The modifications and their rationale are available here for download as a separate document.

Disciplinary Core Ideas (Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Science)

Kindergarten (DOC)
Grade 1 (DOC)
Grade 2 (DOC)
Grade 3 (DOC)
Grade 4 (DOC)
Grade 5 (DOC)

Preferred Integrated Learning Progression Course (DOC)

Grade 6: Preferred Model: Integrated Science (DOC)
Grade 7: Preferred Model: Integrated Science (DOC)
Grade 8: Preferred Model: Integrated Science (DOC)

Grades 9-12 (DOC)

Topic (e.g.: Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems)

Kindergarten (DOC)
Grade 1 (DOC)
Grade 2 (DOC)
Grade 3 (DOC)
Grade 4 (DOC)
Grade 5 (DOC)

Preferred Integrated Learning Progression Course (DOC)

Grade 6: Preferred Model: Integrated Science (DOC)
Grade 7: Preferred Model: Integrated Science (DOC)
Grade 8: Preferred Model: Integrated Science (DOC)

Grades 9-12 (DOC)

NGSS Appendices A-M

The NGSS Appendices A-M were adopted to assist teachers in the implementation of NGSS and in the development of the new science curriculum framework.

Alternative Discipline Specifice Middle Grades Learning Progressions (Posted April 16, 2014)

Sixth Grade Earth Science Course (DOC)
Seventh Grade Life Science Course (DOC) - May 14, 2014: It was found that one PE is missing from the 7th Grade Course document. MS-LS3-2. CDE has been notified and will update the document with the missing PE shortly.
Eighth Grade Physical Science Course (DOC)