Non-NGSS Science Samples

Yours to tryfree: Hands-on science performance tasks to support state and national science standards (NSES, NRC, AAAS, and STEM). Designed to help students build their skills of inquiry, engineering, and communication, these engaging investigations let learners develop their understanding of science’s big ideas. 

Material is approved by NSTA Recommends and includes performance tasks for instruction and assessment, teacher planning pages, rubrics, and annotated student anchor papers. These samples reflect just a few of the 220 tasks in Scientific Inquiry for the 21st Century.

Grade Span K-2

Grade Span 3-5

Grade Span 6-8