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Next Generation Science Standards

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​​​​​The National Research Council's (NRC) framework shares a vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based, model and theory building enterprise that continually extends, refines, and revises kno​wledge.

The framework presents three dimensions that will be combined to form each standard: practices, crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas.

Rockwood science curriculum​ strives to provide students with a strong, responsive, and in-depth science experience for all students. At each grade level, students experience and learn science through guided-inquiry and become “student scientists.”

Learn more about Next Generation Science Standards.