"Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts
is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house."
- Henri Poincare
The Placer County Office of Education is pleased to bring the most up-to date content regarding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These standards represent a significant shift no only in content but in how students interact with curriculum and concepts. Students should be exposed to novel phenomenon which motivate learning and allow them to tackle real world problems.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California K-12 (adopted September 2013)
For Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce:
Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.