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Next Generation Science Standards

  • On September 4, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (CA NGSS) as required by California Education Code 60605.85. The NGSS Appendices A-M were also adopted to assist teachers in the implementation of the new science standards and to aid in the development of the new science curriculum framework.


    The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) can be viewed by grade level Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI): Life Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, and Physical Sciences or by grade level Topic (e.g.: Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems).

    California additions to the NGSS are identified in red boldface text and were incorporated by the California Science Expert Review Panel. One California clarification statement can be found in each of the following standards: 4-LS1-1, 4-PS3-1, 5-PS1-4, 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS2-1, MS-LS1-1, HS-ESS2-6 

NGSS Core Ideas

Preferred Integrated Standards Arranged by Topic

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