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About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

What are the Next Generation Science Standards and how do they impact science learning in Seattle Schools?

Our curriculum is based on the  Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that were adopted by Washington state in 2013. NGSS recognizes that 21st century skills involve a deep understanding of Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas (content), and Crosscutting Concepts that apply to all scientific disciplines. This shift in practice moves us towards a pedagogy that focuses on “figuring out instead of telling about.” 


External Links to NGSS Resources

Related NGSS Information from Seattle Public Schools

SPS Science Homepage

SPS Science Curriculum
State Assessment (WCAS)

Information for Teachers: MySPS Science Webpage  (Staff login required)

Students (Student Portal)

Science for Families

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