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Next Generation Science Standards

MSI supports teachers in their science instruction, offering a variety of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned, marine science focused programming and teaching materials to enhance classroom lessons.
  • NGSS-MSI Correlations Guides available for all programs, grades K-8

  • NGSS-MSI Correlations Chart for quick reference, easing lesson planning process

  • Pre and post activity classroom resources FREE to download 

NGSS-MSI CORRELATIONS GUIDES BY GRADE AND PROGRAM

Step 1: Download the guide, A Guide to Interpreting the Next Generation Science Standard—Marine Science Institute Correlations.

 

Step 2: Click grade to expand view.

 

Step 3: Download grade-specific guide to your program.

 

Step 4: Follow the guide to see how your MSI program helps you to fulfill Next Generation Science Standards. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact programmanagers@sfbaymsi.org

NGSS-MSI CORRELATIONS CHART GRADES K-8

Click to view chart of MSI programs and NGSS connections

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PROGRAM THEMES

MSI programs have optional focus themes to better connect classroom curriculum and expectations to program content. Not all themes are applicable per program or across all grades. For best program-to-grade-to-theme connection, please ask. 

Human Impact

Human impacts on biophysical, biodiversity, and other resources within the environment.

Food Web

A food web is a series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions. A system of interlocking food chains.

Scientific Method (the scientific process)

The scientific method consists of principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem., the collection of data through observation and equipment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is variety of life in a particular habitat/ecosystem.

Adaptation

Adaptation is physical or behavioral changes that helps one survive in their environment.

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