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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.

Kindergarten - Grade 5 Standards

Arranged by 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)

Grades 9-12 (DOC)

Arranged by 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)

Middle School/Jr. High Grades 6-8 Standards

Integrated Middle School Science Standards Model

Integrated Science Model (DOC)

Grade 6 by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DOC)
Grade 7 by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DOC)
Grade 8 by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DOC)

Grade 6 by Topic (DOC)
Grade 7 by Topic (DOC)
Grade 8 by Topic (DOC)

Discipline Specific Middle Grades Standards

Discipline Specific Model (DOC)

Sixth Grade Earth Science Course (DOC)
Seventh Grade Life Science Course (DOC)
Eighth Grade Physical Science Course (DOC)

High School Grades 9-12 Standards

Grades 9-12 by DCI (DOC)

Grades 9-12 by Topic (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.