Resource Library

The NGSS Network States and Partners support the creation of resources to help educators and administrators as they plan and develop systems of implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. See below for links to download these materials. These resources are generally provided under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Under this license, with proper attribution, educators may use or adapt materials. See specific resources for any exceptions for licensing. Also note that these resources are intended as drafts that will continually be improved as the NGSS Network receives feedback on their effectiveness.

This National Research Council document provides guidance for schools and districts on how best to support teachers' learning and how to implement successful programs for professional development.

A report from the National Research Council that helps guide approaches to classroom assessment.

The Science Science Education Standards Comparison Tool supports administrators in comparing the differences, both in purpose and structure, between different sets of standards. 

This unique book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research- and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage seven diverse demographic groups.

This document shows all NGSS performance expectations grouped by topic.

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


This video highlights a classroom example of teaching and learning about energy & matter across science disciplines in Grades 9-12.

This video highlights a classroom teacher discussing first steps towards transitioning to the NGSS.

This webinar serves as an introduction to bundling the NGSS. Recorded June 28, 2016.

This overview video provides a quick look at the importance of Next Generation Science Standards.