Science Resources

Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards:

New national science standards have been developed and published with Washington State serving as a lead state. For copies of the standards and general information, click the link above. Please see our workshop list for professional development on the Next Generation Science Standards. For online professional development, go to:

The Three Shifts of the NGSS: This document explains the three big shifts in instruction we will see as a results of implementation of the NGSS.

Preparing for the NGSS: This document is a Frequently Asked Questions document designed to provide talking points about the Next Generation Science Standards. It can be used with all stakeholder groups when discussing changes we might see ahead.


Washington State LASER:

Washington State LASER has paved the road for science education and STEM education reform in Washington State. Their website houses a wealth of resources and information.


Tammie SchraderRegional Science Coordinator
Secondary level
(509) 323-2725,

Michelle Grove, Regional Science Coordinator
Elementary level
(509) 789-3757,

Beth Worthy, Science Kit Program Manager 
(509) 789-3525,