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Developed by teachers in California
MIDDLE SCHOOL 6–8 PROGRAMS FOR CA NGSS
We are middle school teachers from California with experience in various science fields and engineering. We teamed up to create the middle school curriculum that we all need for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):
We partner with schools and districts to make high-quality science education a reality for every student.
Implementing NGSS using
Impact Science uses hands-on activities to create student engagement!
We developed our program in collaboration with teachers!
— from NGSS District Implementation Indicators published March 2017
The Teacher Guides have complete 5E lesson plans (plus elicit questions and extensions) written for standard 45-minute class periods:
A one to two page narrative with background information for the teacher, a description of topics and activities and how they connect to the storyline, a three-column NGSS standards chart, plus a materials list and vocabulary for the unit.
This spreadsheet helps with planning, showing the progression of lessons at a glance, including the number of days per lesson, and key concepts, main activities, vocabulary, and materials needed for each day.
This shows the standards covered per lesson: NGSS, Common Core ELA and Math, ELD, and California Environmental Principles and Concepts. Corresponding tags in the lessons point these out as well.
A full array of formative and summative assessments complement each unit.
Start of unit
End of each lesson
> 1/2 way through unit
Performance Assessment Rubric
End of unit