Educators can now find an extensive list of NASA classroom activities, games and quizzes that align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) released this year and already adopted in California and several other states.
Interactive lists on the NASA Space Place, Climate Kids and SciJinks websites define the concepts under each of the three NGSS dimensions -- disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts -- and link directly to the related educational content on those sites. The lists can be sorted by subject or grade level.
The new resource lets educators easily build lesson plans that meet the new standards, which now include concepts like climate change science, engineering design and natural hazards, and also engage students in NASA missions and science.
The new tool is available on the Space Place, Climate Kids and SciJinks websites at:http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/science-standardshttp://climatekids.nasa.gov/science-standardshttp://scijinks.gov/science-standards
To learn more about the Next Generation Science Standards, visit: http://www.nextgenscience.org