Standards Alignment

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 

The NGSS focuses on three main areas or dimensions that students need to understand and be able to do. They are Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI)Science and Engineering Practices (SEP), and Crosscutting Concepts (CC). The NGSS Standards are written as Performance Expectations (PEs) that integrate these three dimensions. 

The NGSS envisions science lessons that guide students toward mastery of the PEs by the end of a grade band, such as 6-8. Through the lessons in Middle School Chemistry, students use science or engineering practices to understand and explain disciplinary core ideas and cross-cutting concepts in chemistry-related physical science to achieve the Performance Expectations of the NGSS. 

Youtube ID: 7k-mMCAPeVE Alignment to NGSS

Note: This video is designed to help the teacher understand how Middle School Chemistry align with NGSS and CCELA standards.

Standards Example:

Common Core English Language Arts (CCELA)

The NGSS states that “Literacy skills are critical to building knowledge in science”. While students participate in the science and engineering practices in the lessons in Middle School Chemistry, they develop reading and writing skills that are useful in science learning and communication. As these literacy skills develop, students are able to read and understand more science and technical writing and communicate their learning more effectively. So Middle School Chemistry, the NGSS, and the CCELA can be seen as working together.

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To read about how a particular lesson addresses the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts for an NGSS standard, simply choose the lesson to go to the NGSS alignment for that lesson.

  • Chapter 1: Matter—Solids, Liquids, and Gases

    Lesson 1.1: Molecules MatterNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 1.2: Molecules in MotionNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 1.3: The Ups and Downs of ThermometersNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 1.4: Moving Molecules in a SolidNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 1.5: Air, It's Really ThereNGSS | CCELA
  • Chapter 2: Changes of State

    Lesson 2.1: Heat, Temperature, and ConductionNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 2.2: Changing State—EvaporationNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 2.3: Changing State—CondensationNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 2.4: Changing State—FreezingNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 2.5: Changing State—MeltingNGSS | CCELA
  • Chapter 3: Density

    Lesson 3.1: What is Density?NGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 3.2: Finding Volume—The Water Displacement MethodNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 3.3: Density of WaterNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 3.4: Density—Sink and Float for SolidsNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 3.5: Density—Sink and Float for LiquidsNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 3.6: Temperature and DensityNGSS | CCELA
  • Chapter 4: The Periodic Table & Bonding

    Lesson 4.1: Protons, Neutrons, and ElectronsNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 4.2: The Periodic TableNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 4.3: The Periodic Table & Energy Level ModelsNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 4.4: Energy Levels, Electrons, and Covalent BondingNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 4.5: Energy Levels, Electrons, and Ionic BondingNGSS | CCELA
  • Chapter 5 : The Water Molecule and Dissolving

    Lesson 5.1: Water is a Polar MoleculeNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.2: Surface TensionNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.3: Why Does Water Dissolve Salt?NGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.4: Why Does Water Dissolve Sugar?NGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.5: Using Dissolving to Identify an UnknownNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.6: Does Temperature Affect Dissolving?NGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.7: Can Liquids Dissolve in Water?NGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.8: Can Gases Dissolve in Water?NGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 5.9: Temperature Changes in DissolvingNGSS | CCELA
  • Chapter 6 : Chemical Change

    Lesson 6.1: What is a Chemical Reaction?NGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.2: Controlling the Amount of Products in a Chemical ReactionNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.3: Forming a PrecipitateNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.4: Temperature and Rate of a Chemical ReactionNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.5: A Catalyst and the Rate of ReactionNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.6: Using Chemical Change to Identify an UnknownNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.7: Energy Changes in Chemical ReactionsNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.8: pH and Color ChangeNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.9: Neutralizing Acids and BasesNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.10: Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution AcidicNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.11: Project Based Lessons - Chemical Reactions & Engineering DesignNGSS | CCELA
    Lesson 6.12: Project Based Lessons - Natural Resources & Synthetic MaterialsNGSS | CCELA