NGSS Alignment

Image of NGSS from concord.orgNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS) combine three distinct and equally important dimensions of science learning: Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI), Crosscutting Concepts (CCC), and Science and Engineering Practices (SEP). These strands combine to form each standard or Performance Expectation (PE). By incorporating all three dimensions of science learning NGSS brings students to a deeper understanding of practical science beyond the facts that are in their text books.

The Garden strives to support these new standards by aligning our tours with in-class curriculum requirements. Download the matrices below to see how our tours align with your grade. We have also included connections with California's Environmental Principles and Concepts - the foundation of the environmental content taught in EEI Curriculum.

Nature Walk

Energy & Matter

 

Structure & Function

Habitat Hike

Energy & Matter

 

Structure & Function

Seasonal Focus Lab

Structure & Function

 

 

"NGSS Pathfinder" by the Concord Consortium is licensed under CC BY 4.0.