Meet the Rigorous Expectations of the
Next Generation Science Standards.
Grades 5 and 8

NEW!— Prepare students for the grades 5 and 8 statewide Science assessment!
Measuring Up to the Next Generation Science Standards offers comprehensive NGSS coverage, targeting instruction and providing rigorous standards practice. Instructional worktexts promote the analysis and interpretation of data, critical thinking, problem solving, and connecting science curriculum to other subject areas. Lessons feature:
  • 100% coverage of NGSS content
  • Lessons goals that connect larger scientific concepts to what students need to know and their background knowledge
  • Independent practice with items that meet the rigor of the NGSS assessments
  • Building Stamina unit tests that check for student understanding
  • Hands-on activities, experiments and investigations
Worktexts cover a wide variety of scientific concepts including life, earth, and physical science. Units cover the following topics:

Grade 5
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Motion
  • Mass
  • Life cycles of organisms
  • Ecosystems
  • Weather and Climate
  • Earth's systems
Grade 8
  • Structures and properties of matter
  • Chemical reactions
  • Energy
  • Functions of cells
  • Organisms
  • Ecosystems
  • Universe
  • Weather and Climate
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