A Framework for K-12 Science Education (The Framework)

The foundational report produced by the National Research Council (NRC) that forms the basis for the NGSS. It calls for a new approach to science education based in scientific and educational research. The NGSS draws its content across the three dimensions, as well as the three-dimensional approach to learning, from The Framework.

The National Research Council's Framework provides the sound, evidence-based foundation for the NGSS by drawing on current scientific research and identifies the science all K–12 students should know.