NGSS Integrated Science Complete Curriculum - Distance Learning

NGSS Integrated Science Complete Curriculum - Distance Learning
NGSS Integrated Science Complete Curriculum - Distance Learning
NGSS Integrated Science Complete Curriculum - Distance Learningplay
NGSS Integrated Science Complete Curriculum - Distance Learning
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SAVE more than 50% by purchasing ALL my NGSS Aligned Earth, Life, Physical and Nature of Science Teaching Materials - MORE THAN THREE YEARS OF SCIENCE EDUCATION!


• Refer to the unit bundles for available resources. Products with "active" links are ready to download.

• Resources are uploaded to the curriculum as they are completed. I do not wait to upload new resources.

• This product includes FREE downloads of ALL future NGSS Aligned Science products.



Modified files that facilitate distance learning are included with this curriculum:

• Fillable slides designed to work with Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint

• Fillable PDF forms designed to be used with Adobe Reader (a FREE program)

• Digital task cards designed to work with Google Forms. Google Classroom not required

• Google Classroom Lessons formatted to work with GSuite applications (docs, slides & forms)

Important Notes about Fillable PDF Forms & Slides:

• Bell Ringers, Homework and Reading Passages are available as fillable PDF forms and slides only.

• Digital assignments CANNOT be edited. Only the text boxes or forms can be manipulated.

• Each assignment is saved as an individual file with the answer key removed for easy distribution.

All Digital resources can be shared via platforms that are password-protected or accessible only to students.


About this Curriculum

This curriculum includes science teaching materials differentiated for grades 3-5 & 6-8:

• Editable PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes and Exams

• Interactive Notebook Lessons (Input Notes, INB Activities, Quizzes & Reflection Exercises)

• Bell Ringers, Homework and Task Cards Tiered to Bloom's Taxonomy

• Reading Passages with Text-Based Evidence Comprehension Questions

• SNAPs Lab Stations Activities (UPDATING - 190+ Labs Currently Available)

• Differentiated Course and Unit Planning Guides

• Digital Assignments for Electronic Distribution and Collection

• G Suite Designed Lessons with materials optimized for use with Google Apps

• Vocabulary Builders & Review Materials (YET TO BE ADDED)

• BONUS 12 months of Science History Bell Ringers are included!

• BONUS NGSS Posters for grades 3-5 and 6-8 are included!

Download a FREE Unit Bundle to learn more about all my products.

About the Differentiation

Topics are differentiated for upper elementary, intermediate and advanced students. This bundle is MOST appropriate for middle school grades, but works great for upper elementary and lower high school grades as well. A color-shape code system will help you differentiate concepts for your students' needs and abilities.

Next Generation Science Standards

This product satisfies all the Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 3-5 and Middle School. The content in these products exceeds NGSS in order to satisfy state standards, to provide background information to NGSS and to enrich or enhance NGSS. Reference files are included with this download to help you correlate activities to NGSS.

The concepts and skills addressed in the nature of science products align with the NGSS Nature of Science eight major themes. The products address themes that extend the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts across grades 3-5 and 6-8. These practices are outlined in Appendix F and H at


This curriculum includes 47 Science units. For the most up-to-date list of included resources in the, take a look at the "active links" in the following unit bundles:


Understanding the Nature of Science Mini Unit Bundle

Scientific Method and Science Practices Mini Unit Bundle

Lab Safety, Lab Tools & Lab Skills Mini Unit Bundle

Engineering Mini Unit Bundle


Climate and Biomes Unit Bundle

Earth, Moon and Celestial Cycles Unit Bundle

Earth's History Unit Bundle

Earth's Systems Unit Bundle

Human Impact Unit Bundle

Mapping Earth and Landforms Unit Bundle

Natural Resources Unit Bundle

Rocks and Minerals Unit Bundle

Slow and Rapid Changes to Earth Unit Bundle

Soil Unit Bundle

Structure of the Universe Unit Bundle

Tectonic Plates Unit Bundle

Weather Unit Bundle


Animal Adaptations Unit Bundle

Cells and Cell Membrane Unit Bundle

Cell Division Unit Bundle

Classification Unit Bundle

Ecology and Ecosystems Unit Bundle

Evolution and Natural Selection Unit Bundle

Five Senses and Sensory Processing Unit Bundle

Heredity and Genetics Unit Bundle

Homeostasis and Disease Unit Bundle

Human Body Systems Overview Unit Bundle

Human Anatomy and Physiology Unit Bundle

Immunity Unit Bundle

Life Cycles Unit Bundle

Metabolism and Nutrition Unit Bundle

Microscopes Unit Bundle

Plants Unit Bundle

Reproduction and Development Unit Bundle


Atoms and the Periodic Table Unit Bundle

Chemistry Unit Bundle

Forms of Energy Unit Bundle

Energy Resources Unit Bundle

Forces and Motion Unit Bundle

Magnets and Electricity Unit Bundle

Matter Properties Unit Bundle

Mixtures and Solutions Unit Bundle

Simple Machines Unit Bundle

Thermal Energy and Heat Unit Bundle

Water Properties Unit Bundle

Waves and Sound Unit Bundle

Light and Optics Unit Bundle


The following resources are included in this curriculum:


These resources are designed to help you deliver, discuss and assess science content. There are three teaching tools included with each PowerPoint product in this curriculum:

• PowerPoint Presentation (differentiated and editable slides)

• Scaffolded Notes (differentiated and editable, scaffolded and modified notes included)

• Summative Examination (differentiated and editable, answer key included)

The PowerPoints are .pptx files. The notes and exams are .docx files. The fonts are safe for use with Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Word and come with most Microsoft Office versions.


My interactive notebook lessons are organized into units. Each unit is composed of interactive notebook chapters. Each chapter includes:

• An overview with photos of the completed INB activity

• One page of input notes (differentiated when necessary)

• At least one INB activity (key included)

• A 4-5 question mini assessment (key included)

• A 2-part reflection exercise (generic & self-assessment reflection prompts included)

Editable copies of all input notes included as separate .docx files


These differentiated and tiered 3-part activities are designed to "warmup" students at the beginning of a lesson. The bell ringers align with the interactive notebook chapters for each respective unit. Full and half page printing options and key included. Fillable PDF files and slides that can be used with Google classrooms and Microsoft Teams included.


These differentiated and tiered 3-part assignments are designed to be a 15 to 20 minute at-home or independent activity. The assignments align with the interactive notebook chapters for each respective unit. They are best used following an INB lesson. Key included. Fillable PDF files and slides that can be used with Google classrooms and Microsoft Teams included.


These differentiated reading passages with text-based evidence comprehension questions can be used a variety of ways, including close reading in the classroom, preparation for SNAPs labs or homework. Reading passages align with the interactive notebook chapters for each respective unit. Key included. Fillable PDF files and slides that can be used with Google classrooms and Microsoft Teams included.


Task cards are designed to assess students on key ideas and concepts covered in each respective units. Questions are differentiated (with a color and shape code) and tiered with a "signal strength" code so to probe lower, mid and higher order thinking. Questions are tiered according to the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Answer sheets (differentiated) and key included for each task card set.


Digital task cards are designed to work with Google Forms. The digital task card can be assigned to students with Google Classrooms or shared as a link with your student any way you choose. Self-grading. Task cards cannot be edited but can be added or removed from the form. Requires internet access.


SNAPs Lab Stations Activities require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They combine the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts - in order to meet the Next Generation Science Standards. The labs also make interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

Note: For the most up-to-date list of currently available labs, see the Integrated Science Lab Stations Bundle.



Google Classroom lessons include modified files optimized for use with Google Suite Apps. These files are designed to be shared or assigned to students using Google Classroom. The PowerPoints and Notes are reformatted to work with Google Slides and Docs. Bell ringers, quizzes, homework and reading passages are reformatted so that students complete the activities directly in Google Slides or Forms, permitting paper-free and electronic distribution and collection of assignments. To upload the files from this download to your Google Drive, you must use the Google Drive Backup and Sync App. You CANNOT directly upload the folders of lessons to your Google Drive within a web browser. Directions included.


Downloading and Accessing the Files

• This product is hosted on a third-party website.

• Purchasers will receive instructions on how to download the curriculum once purchased through TpT.

• Files are organized by resource type AND topic.


• All rights reserved by Stephanie Elkowitz.

• This product is to be used by the original purchaser only.

• Intended for classroom and personal use only.

• Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited.

• This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view.

• Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals. Emphasis is on a basic understanding that waves can be used for communication purposes. Examples could include using fiber optic cable to transmit light pulses, radio wave pulses in wifi devices, and conversion of stored binary patterns to make sound or text on a computer screen. Assessment does not include binary counting. Assessment does not include the specific mechanism of any given device.
Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. Examples of variables to test could include angle of slope in the downhill movement of water, amount of vegetation, speed of wind, relative rate of deposition, cycles of freezing and thawing of water, cycles of heating and cooling, and volume of water flow. Assessment is limited to a single form of weathering or erosion.
Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes. Emphasis is on the design, controlling the transfer of energy to the environment, and modification of a device using factors such as type and concentration of a substance. Examples of designs could involve chemical reactions such as dissolving ammonium chloride or calcium chloride. Assessment is limited to the criteria of amount, time, and temperature of substance in testing the device.
Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information. Examples of solutions could include drums sending coded information through sound waves, using a grid of 1’s and 0’s representing black and white to send information about a picture, and using Morse code to send text.
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.
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