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

  • Futuristic Fibers

Chemical Reactions

  • Explainer: Object Conservation
  • Medical Metals

Nuclear Processes

MOTION AND STABILITY: FORCES AND INTERACTIONS
Forces and Motion

  • Explainer: Riding the Wind

Types of Interactions
Stability and Instability in Physical Systems

ENERGY
Definitional of Energy
Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

  • Explainer: Art Under a New Wavelength
  • Power to the Pedal
  • Seeking Sea Power

Relationships between Energy and Forces

  • Ocean Energy

Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

WAVES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Wave Properties

  • Marvelous Music Machine

Electromagnetic Radiation
Information Technologies and Instrumentation


LIFE SCIENCES DISCIPLINARY CORE IDEAS


FROM MOLECULES TO ORGANISMS
Structure and Function

  • Explainer: A Model Fish
  • Explainer: The Snake Doctor
  • The Peanut Solution
  • Just Moving Along
  • A Long Look at Longevity
  • A Model Foot

Growth and Development of Organisms

  • Explainer: Self-Healing Muscles
  • The Great Migration

Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

  • Secrets of Tidal Creeks
  • Oh Christmas Tree

Information Processing

  • What A Pain!


ECOSYSTEMS
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

  • Explainer: Invasion of the Lionfish
  • Explainer: Fish Tagging
  • New Hope For Hemlocks
  • Grave School Lessons
  • Dinosaur GPS
  • Acorns Count
  • Mystery Dino

Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

  • Explainer: Biochemistry of Beer
  • Small Creatures/Large Lessons
  • Aquaponics: Farming For The Future
  • Reinventing the Toilet

Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

  • Oh Shuck!
  • Shark Tagging

Social Interactions and Group Behavior

  • Leaping Lemurs
  • Sensational Singing Mice


HEREDITY
Inheritance of Traits

  • The Bone Lab

Variation of Traits

BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION
Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

  • Explainer: Digging Dinos
  • Precision Medicine

Natural Selection
Adaptation

  • Explainer: Where the Wild Things Are
  • Super Fruit Science
  • Where In The World Is Ms. Palma?
  • Stop and Listen

Biodiversity and Humans

  • Explainer: Gray Seal Tracking
  • The Bee-utiful Bee



EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES DISCIPLINARY CORE IDEAS


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

  • Real Star Power

The History of Planet Earth

EARTH’S SYSTEMS
Earth Materials and Systems

  • Tracing the Coastline

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

  • Raincatchers
  • Predict the Rip

Weather and Climate

  • Wondering About The Weather

Biogeology

  • Science From The Bottom Of The World
  • Real Dirt About Clay


EARTH AND HUMAN ACTIVITY
Natural Resources

  • We All Live Downstream

Natural Hazards

  • Explainer: Forecasting Storm Surge with Big Data

Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems

  • Explainer: Greening the Golf Course
  • Reef Life
  • Life On The Rocks
  • Reinventing the Toilet

Global Climate Change

  • The Air We Breathe
  • Here Comes the Sea



ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE


ENGINEERING DESIGN
Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem

  • Explainer: Invasion of the Lionfish
  • Explainer: Fruit Infusion
  • Explainer: Rapid Water Testing
  • Eyes In The Skies

Developing Possible Solutions

  • Explainer: Art Under a New Wavelength
  • Explainer: Strawberry Mania
  • Explainer: The 99% Solution
  • Vaccine Hunters
  • New Use For Coal Ash
  • Textile Trials
  • Cicada Secrets

Optimizing the Design Solution

  • Explainer: Forecasting Storm Surge with Big Data
  • Explainer: Riding the Wind
  • Explainer: The Horse-Human Relationship
  • Dinosaur GPS
  • The Liver Takes It All
  • Brewing The Perfect Cup
  • A New Perspective
  • Futuristic Fibers
  • Rethinking the Unthinkable






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