Teaching Climate and Energy with the Next Generation Science Standards
Climate and energy topics are a natural fit for NGSS. These subjects weave together science concepts with analyzing evidence, examining relationships between different parts of the Earth system, designing and evaluating solutions, and communicating findings.
Retooling our teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards is exciting, but also daunting. We've provided several tools to ease the transition and help you find useful materials and assemble them into complete lesson plans.
Find NGSS-tagged materials in the CLEAN collection
Every item in the collection is tagged with the standards it meets. From there, we have three ways to find what you need.
Use the NGSS browse to find areas with the most overlap in NGSS.This is a subset of the CLEAN collection with the most relevance to NGSS, brought to you by a quick and intuitive search tool.
Grab an overview to search by a specific standard.Skim the Performance Expectations and Disciplinary Core Ideas that are in the CLEAN collection. These expandable tables show you where CLEAN resources match up with PEs and DCIs, and link to the relevant materials.
Design your own three-dimensional classroom units
Earth Science Investigations
Watch webinars about teaching with NGSS
This webinar demonstrates how the CLEAN collection of educational resources are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how CLEAN supports 3-dimensional learning. Learn how to search the CLEAN collection by NGSS climate and energy topics and at-a-glance standards tables.
Presenter: Cheryl Manning, Earth Science Educator & NESTA President.
Watch an archived version | Check for upcoming editions of this webinar
This webinar introduces the CLEAN Get Started Guide and its downloadable lesson planning resources to help you create their own climate and energy units and highlights three ready-to-use unit exemplars. This step-by-step guide incorporates the CLEAN collection of climate and energy resources and the NGSS three-dimensional instructional model. Presenter: Jennifer Taylor, Curriculum Development & Project Coordinator CIRES Education Outreach.
Climate Change Across Science Disciplines and Grades in NGSS (draft)
How Learning About Climate Change Progresses in Next Generation Science Standards (K-12) (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Oct31 19)
Explore several different analyses of NGSS standards related to the topic of climate change. These detailed analyses can provide insights into where climate change and foundational topics are likely to be taught from grades K-12.