Below are the DRAFT units, proficiency scales, essential learning goals for K-5 Elementary Science based on the Next Generation Science Standards.
These will be updated throughout the summer to prepare and improve them for implementation.
DESE's reaction to the NGSS: http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculum/ngss.html
Find out more about the NGSS here: http://nextgenscience.org/
As of today we have no timeline for implementation however these are ready and will continue to be improved as we determine what the timeline may be as dictated by state adoption of the NGSS as the next Grade Level Expectations.
- Structure and Properties of Matter: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2myX1fkAsIBZkdEOWFPX1lnWmM/edit?usp=sharing
- Earth's Systems: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2myX1fkAsIBNXVPNl9KLTVVNDg/edit?usp=sharing
- Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2myX1fkAsIBWG15THF6Ymd4MzQ/edit?usp=sharing
- Space Systems: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2myX1fkAsIBam80eUVOUC1KczA/edit?usp=sharing