In 2017, New York State Adopted the Next Generation Science Standards to provide a robust science education for students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Students at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School will be transitioning to the New York State Next Generation Standards over the course of the next three years in accordance with the state mandate.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are distinct from prior science standards in that they integrate three important dimensions to further students' understanding of the natural world around them. Each standard is organized in a table with three main sections: 1) performance expectation(s), 2) the foundation boxes, and 3) the connection boxes. This new vision for science instruction integrates Science and Engineering Practices with Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts to provide students with a foundation to meet the needs of the 21st Century.