FAQ for Uploading Resources to the NGSS@NSTA Hub
Where do I go to upload resources?
or visit the NGSS@NSTA Hub at
and select the classroom resource tab.
Can I share a link instead?
Yes! If you prefer, rather than uploading a file, you can point to a resource found elsewhere on the web.
What kinds of resources can I share?
We invite you to share lessons plans, entire units, videos, simulations, curricula, activities, games, handouts, projects, and more.
Do the resources have to be free?
No, you can also share resources that have a fee associated with them.
Do the resources have to be fully three dimensional?
Ideally, resources should be three-dimensional. We require you to identify either a performance expectation or the elements of at least one of the dimensions (practice, core idea, and/or crosscutting concept) that the resource targets.
What information will I be required to provide?
To share a resource, you need to provide the following information:
Title of the resource
Description of the resource
Whether the resource is free or there is a cost associated with it
What performance expectations, practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts the resource addresses
Are there resources I shouldn’t share? What about copyright?
You shouldn’t upload resources if someone else holds the copyright. Instead consider uploading a link to somewhere on the web where the resources is located.
How do I go about uploading it?
There are just three simple steps:
Login to your NSTA Account by going
. (If you don’t have an NSTA account, there is an option to create a free account on that page.)
Visit the resource upload page in the NSTA Learning Center by clicking
Complete the instructions on the resource upload page.
What types files can I upload?
Each file must be under 20.0 MB and can be in one of the following formats:
Adobe PDF (.pdf)
Microsoft Word (.doc), OpenDocument Text (.odt)
Plain text (.txt), Rich text (.rtf)
Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps)
Microsoft Excel (.xls)
OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods)
Comma Separated Value (.csv)
Images (.jpg, .gif, .png)
Do I have to be an NSTA member to share?
No, you don’t have to be an NSTA member, but you do need to have an account on the NSTA website, which is
. If you don’t have an NSTA account, you can create a one