Planning for NGSS Aligned Classes

The NGSS changes so many things in your classroom. Planning is no exception. Take a look at the resources below to help you get everything you need to plan for NGSS aligned classes.


Finding good phenomena is vital to building high quality NGSS lessons. Read these posts to find out more about phenomena, where to find them and what makes a great phenomenon.


One of the first steps in creating NGSS aligned lessons is creating bundles. Bundles are performance expectations that are put together because of a common theme or phenomenon.


Storylines are lesson sequences that lead students down a path a discovery. Learn how to include storylines in your NGSS plans.

Scope and Sequence

Planning a year long scope and sequence for an NGSS aligned class can be daunting. Follow these simple steps to simplify this process. Learn what you should consider and what needs to be done.

Tools for Lesson Planning

Here are some tools that can help you with your planning process.

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