In September of 2013, the Delaware State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) making Delaware the seventh state in the nation to adopt the rigorous, internationally bench-marked standards. Delaware worked with 25 other lead states from September 2011 through April 2013 to develop these standards.The standards are built upon a vision for science education established by A Framework for K-12 Science Education published by the National Academies’ National Research Council in 2011.
Delaware PTA partnered with the Delaware Department of Education, educators and community partners as a member of the Next Generation Science Standards Leadership Team to develop a timeline for implementation and family/community resources on the science standards.
Next Generation Science Resources
NGSSParentBackPack is a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about the Next Generation Science Standards
Shifts in Science Instruction highlights the way that your child will learn science
FamilyFunScienceActivities is a list of family friendly everyday activities that reinforce science.
For more information on the Next Generation Science Standards, contact your school/district or visit Next Generation Science Standards