Giving Direction to Science Education

Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards

Last Updated on 27 June 2013

NGSS LogoThe final version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are now available at The new standards establish learning expectations in science for K–12 students combining three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. NGSS provides a cohesive approach to science instruction that will significantly change the way science is taught and learned.

NSTA has provided a growing list of resources for understanding and implementing the NGSS.


New Group Membership Option

Last Updated on 26 January 2014

The NCSLA Board recently decided to offer Group memberships to NCSLA are now available for groups of at least 10 people for up to 3 years at a discount of $5 per person off the individual rate.  Non-profit organizations and school districts are urged to take advantage of this new option.  Learn more!


Ernest R. Bibby Trust Fund

Last Updated on 01 May 2013

Contribute to the NCSLA Trust Fund!

Donations to the Trust Fund are tax deductible and help insure that NCSLA programs and services are ongoing.  The NCSLA Trust Fund was named in honor of past-president and long time champion of science education, Ernest R. Bibby.

Thank you for your support!