Theresa Schwerin Theresa Schwerin

NGSS in NASA Wavelength Strandmap Service

Updated on November 7, 2013 - 7:58 PM CST
Posted on November 7, 2013 - 6:07 PM CST

Tags: SMD E/PO Community | Educator | Education Standards / Benchmarks

The AAAS strand map service in NASA Wavelength now includes related Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  When you go into a strand map, select a benchmark, and if there is a related NGSS, there will be a tab in the pop-up bubble.  For example, go to the strand map on Weather and Climate, at, use the scroll box on the bottom right side to move around the strand map - try the benchmark for grades 6-8 in about the middle of the map, "Water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises and cools..."  The first tab in the pop-up when you click on that benchmark shows a list of resources from the Wavelength collection that align to that benchmark, clicking on the NGSS tab shows related NGSS.