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Learn how the Next Generation Science Standards seek to advance science teaching and learning.
I'll admit, when I first heard about all the components that go into the NGSS I was pretty overwhelmed. This article was my saving grace! It breaks down all of the core disciplinary ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts for you and even provides a helpful visual to keep them all straight in your brain. The article details why each of the components is important in making up the NGSS and how they intertwine and interact to ensure students are getting the most they can out of their science education. A must read!