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Next Generation Science Standards

Teach the next generation of scientists and engineers using Vernier technology

NGSS and Vernier

Vernier lab books encourage students to investigate natural phenomena and solve real-world problems that closely align with the eight science and engineering practices identified in the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS). These science and engineering practices are the foundation of Vernier lab books and include

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
  • Developing and Using Models
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Hands-on learning has been at the core of our mission for over 38 years, and as we create new products—whether it is hardware, software, or written investigations—we will work to align them to NGSS, making it easy for teachers and science supervisors to help students meet these standards.

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Free NGSS Posters

Keep NGSS Crosscutting Concepts and Science & Engineering Practices in view with these exclusive posters from Vernier.

Lab Books Developed for NGSS

Vernier produces a number of lab books in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards, and many of the experiments are designed to support students in three-dimensional learning. Applying these concepts in the classroom helps students make connections and develop the critical thinking skills required for success in the 21st century.

These lab books are written specifically to correlate with NGSS guidelines. Each lab book is loaded with teacher tips, sample graphs, and editable Microsoft® Word® versions of the student pages you can customize to use in your classroom.

Inquiry-Based Lab Books

Vernier’s inquiry-based lab books promote hands-on learning, reinforce science and engineering practices, and help students learn the 21st century skills promoted by NGSS. Many of these experiments help teachers directly address the three-dimensional learning recommended by the NGSS, including Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas.

STEM Engineering Lab Books

Vernier also publishes a number of STEM-specific lab books with projects and activities that promote engineering education and cover topics such as mechanics, pressure, and electricity.

OpenSciEd Supplements

Our partnership with OpenSciEd gives middle school teachers access to free high-quality instructional materials that integrate our data-collection technology and align with the Next Generation Science Standards.

* Next Generation Science Standards is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.