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The Next Generation Science Standards* provide a new vision for science education in the United States, fulfilling the need to educate our students to be scientifically literate.
These standards were developed by a team of experts and stakeholders in science and engineering in K-12, higher education, and industry. They have been internationally benchmarked against countries whose students excel in science and math.
The NGSS* will better prepare students to succeed in college and careers, enabling employers to hire workers with strong science-based knowledge and skills.
California adopted the Next Generation Science Standards* in the fall of 2013 and approved a new science framework in November of 2016.
The science framework encourages a new teacher-student dynamic with the teacher becoming more of a facilitator, asking questions and encouraging discovery. Students conduct experiments and lead the scientific inquiry.
The California Science Teachers Association has developed recommended core inventory lists to support this new standards-based instruction. To make your life in the classroom easier, Flinn Scientific has correlated all of these lists to our products and created easy-to-use laboratory equipment purchase guides. All lists below are available for download as either a PDF document or an interactive Excel file.
Flinn Scientific Laboratory Equipment Purchase Guides for the California NGSS* Transition
Chemistry Purchase Guide
Biology Purchase Guide
Earth Science Purchase Guide
Physics Purchase Guide
Middle School Purchase Guide
Grades 3-5 Purchase Guide
Grades K-2 Purchase Guide
*NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.