The Standards

Access the Next Generation Science Standards by Disciplinary Core Ideas

The Topics are in tables by Grade Band, and then further broken down into columns of Life Science, Earth & Space Science, and Physical Science. The Engineering Design topic is located at the end of the respective grade band.

Access the standards arranged by Topic

Life Science Earth & Space Science Physical Science
Elementary School Introduction
K

K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

K-ESS2 Earth's Systems

K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

K-PS3 Energy

1

1-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

1-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

1-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

1-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

2

2-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

2-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

2-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

2-ESS2 Earth's Systems

2-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions

Grades K-2 Engineering Design Introduction
K-2-ETS1 Engineering Design
3

3-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

3-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

3-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

3-ESS2 Earth's Systems

3-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

3-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

4

4-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

4-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

4-ESS2 Earth's Systems

4-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

4-PS3 Energy

4-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

5

5-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

5-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

5-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

5-ESS2 Earth's Systems

5-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

5-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions

5-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

5-PS3 Energy

Grades 3-5 Engineering Design Introduction
3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design