The article describes the important features of life science standards for elementary, middle, and high school levels. Also, several implications of the new standards are discussed. It summarizes the core and component ideas found in the K-12 life sciences Next Generation Science (NGS) Standards by separating them into 4 core idea. The article is a great read for helping teachers see the good side of having new science standards. Also, for those teachers still unfamiliar with the NGS Standards, this article is an excellent overview. It also talks about the NSG standards are aligned with the Common Core State Standards in ELA, Literacy and Mathematics.