This is a NGSS card deck that has all the elements on a Standards page
separated onto individual cards. These cards can be used to plan units
that integrate performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, as well as connections to the nature of science. Dividing up the components of the NGSS standards into discrete cards allows teachers to focus on each component while planning, making it much less intimidating and much more productive.
These files are formatted to print onto Avery 5388 index card stock. This card stock is perforated and cards are easy to take apart. Three cards print per page, and each box of card stock can print 150 cards. Use the number of cards indicated next to each link to determine how many boxes of card stock you will need per deck.
These NGSS card decks include all of the connections as described in the NGSS (light colored cards). This supports the concept of bundling when you are working with a standards page to ensure that ideas from other disciplines are incorporated into your instruction and classroom assessment. You may wish to review all of the light colored cards and remove some of them before providing the decks to participants, as a way of focusing their attention on specific connections rather than giving them ALL of the possible connections suggested in the NGSS.
Cards are color-coded as follows:
Dark orange – Disciplinary Core Idea
Light orange – Disciplinary Core Idea from connected standards page
Dark red – Performance Expectation
Light Red – Performance Expectation from connected standards page
Dark blue – Science and Engineering Practice
Light blue – Science and Engineering Practice from connected standards page
Dark green – Crosscutting Concept
Light green – Crosscutting Concept from connected standards page
Dark purple – Connection to Nature of Science or Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science
Light purple – Connection to Nature of Science or Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science from connected standards page
Yellow – Connection to Common Core ELA/Literacy
Brown – Connection to Common Core Mathematics