For Parents

The following resources may be helpful to parents. 


This provides an overview on how to read the standards.

This infographic shows how classrooms and schools will look different with the Next Generation Science Standards.

This infographic shows that we've made major advances in science and technology and gained a better understanding of how students learn these subjects since last major standards revisions in the 90s.

This fact sheet provides basic information about the Next Generation Science Standards.

This pdf provides an introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards.

This resource can be printed as portable 8 x 4 inch cards and contain high-level information about the NGSS. The cards can be easily printed on cardstock and disseminated at events. 

The NGSS Parent Guides are available for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The resources are designed for parents and  illustrate how the NGSS are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.

This document provides an overview of the structure of the Next Generation Science Standards. 

This video describes one example of bundling NGSS performance expectations within one course in high school.

This video highlights teaching and learning about energy and matter across science disciplines in a high school classroom.