How do I unpack the NGSS?
To understand and use the standards, in practice, several organizations have built resources that can be used to map out, design, and implement the standards in classrooms.
Through a project with IBM, the New York Hall of Science, and Achieve, Teachers TryScience, a website developed by IBM, now features a growing set of resources that demonstrate how existing K-12 science lessons can be evaluated and revised to more closely align to the NGSS, using the Educators Evaluating Quality in Instructional Products (EQuIP) rubric.
Using the EQuIP Rubric for Science to Revise Lessons
Here you can see NYSCI staff members discuss key ideas they learned from using the EQuIP Rubric for Science to revise lessons to more closely meet the Next Generation Science Standards.
Lift Chair Challenge
Assessments in Science Lessons
NYSCI staff members also reflect on using the EQuIP Rubric for Science to identify tips for three-dimensional assessment.
Ship the Chip
See all Equip reviewed lessons here.
Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS
The Five Tools and Processes for Next Generation Science Standards can help you to develop a deeper understanding of NGSS and the Framework for K-12 Science Education, learn a process for developing three-dimensional instruction and classroom assessment, construct a blueprint for instruction that is anchored in phenomena and science and engineering practices, and find professional development facilitation guides, slides, handouts and templates for each tool.