Next Generation Science Standards: Disciplinary Core Ideas

NC Essential Science Standards - NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas
- NGSS Cross Cutting Concepts - STEM Rubric


For each standard, you will find NC SCIENCE NOW features addressing that standard!

PHYSICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINARY CORE IDEAS

MATTER AND ITS INTERACTIONS
Structure and Property of Matter

Chemical Reactions

Nuclear Processes

MOTION AND STABILITY: FORCES AND INTERACTIONS
Forces and Motion

Types of Interactions
Stability and Instability in Physical Systems

ENERGY
Definitional of Energy
Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

Relationships between Energy and Forces

Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

WAVES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Wave Properties

Electromagnetic Radiation
Information Technologies and Instrumentation


LIFE SCIENCES DISCIPLINARY CORE IDEAS


FROM MOLECULES TO ORGANISMS
Structure and Function

Growth and Development of Organisms

Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Information Processing


ECOSYSTEMS
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Social Interactions and Group Behavior


HEREDITY
Inheritance of Traits

Variation of Traits

BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION
Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Natural Selection
Adaptation

Biodiversity and Humans



EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES DISCIPLINARY CORE IDEAS


EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
The Universe and Its Stars
Earth and the Solar System

The History of Planet Earth

EARTH’S SYSTEMS
Earth Materials and Systems

Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale Systems
The Role of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

Weather and Climate

Biogeology


EARTH AND HUMAN ACTIVITY
Natural Resources

Natural Hazards

Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems

Global Climate Change



ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE


ENGINEERING DESIGN
Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem

Developing Possible Solutions

Optimizing the Design Solution






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