Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Breakdown - MS and HS Physical Science

Grade Levels
Not Grade Specific
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20 pages


This free product, by It’s Not Rocket Science, is designed to help you understand the Next Generation Science Standards* for physical science – both middle school and high school. These standards, and the details behind them, have been re-organized in this product to be easier to read, understand, and implement in your classroom. I’ve read through the many pages on the website and re-arranged the content in a way that I’ve found to be more teacher-friendly for using in my classroom – and I hope it will be for you too!

Why should I use this product in my classroom?
If you’ve ever taken a minute to look through the Next Generation Science Standards, you will immediately see how much information there is to digest. I’ve taken the time to do the digesting for you to make your life easier as you create NGSS based curriculum for your classroom!

What is included?
      • 3 pages explaining how to read the breakdown
      • 7-page breakdown of the middle school physical science standards
      • 8-page breakdown of the high school physical science standards

Want this breakdown for other NGSS standards?
I’ve made this for Earth and Space Sciences and Life Science too!

Looking for resources specifically written to meet Next Generation Science Standards?
Check out some of my favorites by clicking below!
      • Geochemical Cycles Complete Mini-Unit
      • Ecosystem in a Bottle Project
      • Human Impact Project
      • Sweet Tea Reaction Rate Lab

What if I have a question?
Email me at itsnotrocketsciencestore@gmail.com I’d love to answer any questions you have!

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*TERMS OF USE*You may...
      • Use this item for your own classroom, students, or for your own personal use.
      • Buy additional licenses for others to use this product at a discount by visiting your TpT “My Purchases” page.
      • Review this product to recommend others buy it in blog posts, at professional development workshops, or other venues as long as credit is given to my store with a direct link to my store/product.
You may not...
      • Upload this product to any website or server – even one for your classroom.
      • Give this product to others without the purchase of an additional license for them (this includes emailing, printing copies, or sharing through a website, cloud or other network.)
      • Copy or modify any part of this document to offer others for free or for sale.

*Note: NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.
Total Pages
20 pages
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