This is a PowerPoint presentation designed to explain each of the Next Generation Science Standards* to be covered in kindergarten through fifth grade. I presented this to the elementary staff in the Parkview School District and received very positive feedback. Many teachers told me they keep the outline of this presentation next to their copy of the NGSS to help them interpret, unpack, and understand the standards as published. This presentation focuses on what the NGSS are, why the elementary grades are critical for successful implementation, how to assess the NGSS via the scientific method, and detailed explanations of each individual NGSS standard in accessible and understandable language. Notes with ideas for lessons and labs related to the NGSS are included for many slides. If you would like a preview, a free sample--including all of the kindergarten standards--is available at the Science Standards Store.
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