Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

New Jersey Student Learning Standards


            The Piscataway science curriculums are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  NGSS focuses on discovery-based exploration and learning; creating an environment where students learn through doing.  Through NGSS, students develop skills necessary to participate in a global scientific community.  The goal is for students to not only learn the “facts” behind scientific phenomena, but more importantly the application of such knowledge in our ever changing world.  Students engage in critical-thinking and problem solving investigations routinely to continuously push their application of scientific understanding to create solutions to community or global problems.  To learn more about the Next Generation Science Standards, click on the links below:


NGSS Fact Sheet


A New Vision for Science Education


NGSS Parent Guides