This is your central source for resources, tools, and support to help you explore, learn, and implement the Next Generation Science Standards. NSTA is dedicated to helping science teachers make an important shift in science education, and we’ve assembled an amazing volume of resources and learning tools with much more to come!

Now Available:

Coming Soon:

  • Advanced searches
  • Save functions to create custom views
  • NSTA-vetted resources to support the teaching and learning of individual standards and performance expectations
  • Popular crowd-sourced materials and resources by science educators

Stay tuned for more, including interactive forums for science teachers to network and collaborate, and tools for curriculum planning and professional development.

Adoption Update!

Illinois has officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. The state board of education voted in January to adopt the new standards, but was awaiting legislative confirmation. According to an Education Week blog, the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has “no objection” to the adoption.Read the Education Week blog here.

States That Have Officially Adopted NGSS

  • Rhode IslandNGSS Adoption Map
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Vermont
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Washington
  • District of Columbia
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Illinois

(last updated April 9, 2014)