Grade 3-5 NGSS Phase 2 Units

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    learn more
    about each unit and
    access the Smithsonian's Resources

     
     
      Third Grade
      Earth and Space Science
    Smithsonian Science For the Classroom - How Do Weather and Climate Affect Our Lives?
     Fourth Grade
     Earth and Space Science

    Smithsonian Science For the Classroom - What Is Our Evidence That We Live On A Changing Earth?
      Fourth Grade
      Physical Science
    Smithsonian Science For the Classroom - How Does Motion Energy Change In A Collision?
     
      Fifth Grade
      Earth and Space Science

    Smithsonian Science For the Classroom - How Can We Use the Sky To Navigate?

Digital Resources for NGSS Phase 1 Units

  • Carolina Science Online
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    • Teacher Guide
    • Resources created by colleagues (Bookmarks)
    • Student Activity Books
    • Student Readers
    • Blackline Masters for activities

Transitioning to "NGSS Phase 2" Units

  • Teacher Leaders and Master Trainers implemented NGSS Phase 2 units in their classrooms during the 2018-19 school year.

    Master Trainers and Apprentice Trainers collaborated to design training content for Science Co-op teachers.

    Six hour unit trainings will be facilitated by Science Co-op Master Trainers assisted by Apprentice Trainers.

    Training for these new units will be offered in August 2019 and through out the 2019-20 school year.

    Some training will be delivered in Districts to leverage Professional Development days.