EiE Releases Updated Science Standard Alignment Guides


NGSS: By States, for States
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The award-winning curriculum Engineering is Elementary (EiE) offers educators a comprehensive set of “alignment guidesdocuments that show, concisely and conveniently, how each of the 20 EiE units aligns with various standards. Recently, EiE released significant updates for some of these guides.

“If you teach in one the fourteen states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, check our improved NGSS alignment guide,” says EiE professional development provider Jason Brewer. “If you teach in one of the states that recently revised their own science standards—Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina—we’ve also updated the state-specific alignment guides.”

Both types of guides show how EiE connects to the specific science content of each standard, grade by grade, from kindergarten to 5th grade. “We’ve revamped the look of the guides so they’re easier to use, with color coding for the different grades,” Brewer says. “And check the end of each guide for ‘suggested EiE units’—the ones most appropriate for each grade level.”

Wondering how new standards compare to the old ones? You can still find information about former state standards in our handy state-by-state table. And if your state still is in the process of revising science standards, check back soon; when your revisions are completed, we’ll update your alignment guide promptly! 

Engineering is Elementary is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® at the Museum of Science, Boston.

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