Sonoma County Office of Education

Next Generation Science

Next Generation Science Standards

Never before has our world been so complex and science knowledge so critical. Science understanding is key to comprehending current events, choosing and using technology, or making informed decisions about healthcare. All students – whether they become technicians in a hospital, workers in high-tech manufacturing, or science researchers – need a solid science education.

In 2013, new science standards were adopted for California’s K-12 public schools. These Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are rich in content and practice. They are arranged across disciplines and grade levels to give all students an internationally benchmarked science education.

Science Professional Development

Once scheduled, all professional development events related to science will be shown below. If nothing is shown below, there are no upcoming classes.

Blog: Exploring NGSS

In this blog, SCOE Science Coordinator Anna Van Dordrecht shares the latest news and resources related to the Next Generation Science Standards. Access the blog here.


For NGSS updates and information about resources, please email Anna Babarinde at

COVID-19 Shelter-at-Home Resources

Community Resources

Professional Associations

California Association of Science Educators (CASE)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

About the NGSS

Important Links

California Science Framework
California Science Standards
California NGSS Implementation Plan
National NGSS Website


Questions may be directed to:

  • Anna Babarinde , Coordinator, Science
    (707) 522-3334,