The Placer County Office of Education is pleased to bring the most up-to-date content regarding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These standards represent a significant shift not only in content, but in how students interact with curriculum and concepts. Students should be exposed to novel phenomenon which motivate learning and allow them to tackle real world problems.
Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
The original blueprint for PCOE's current science standards is the Framework for K-12 Science Education - Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, developed by the National Research Council's Board on Science Education.
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