These are the MS Earth Science Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS) written in directive question format. The next step after "I can" statements, these can be used as an Essential Question or the problem of a scientific inquiry. Starting your lesson with these questions will put the students in charge of their own learning. Questions are each written on a separate page to be used as poster displays. Printed at 85% they can be included in a science notebook. For actual planning, it's recommended that you refer back to the original NGSS standards.