Next Generation Science Standards



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

DE Next Generation Science Standards Implementation Plan



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