Search Modules NGSS

Here are shortcuts that can be used to search for particular NGSS standards covered in the modules.  Type any combination of codes from Practices, Cross Cutting Concepts, or Disciplinary Core Ideas (below) into the search box at upper right to find a module(s) that combines those standards. You can include other terms in the search as well  (e.g., plants, skulls, diesel, Satina).

search barFor instance, typing these search terms into the search box will show modules that address the NGSS DCI HS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance of traits and the CCC  Patterns.

Codes for NGSS Practices

Practice Code

Practice Description

questions Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
models Developing and using models
investigations Planning and carrying out investigations
analysis Analyzing and interpreting data
math Using mathematics and computational thinking
explanations Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
evidence Engaging in argument from evidence
communication Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Codes for Cross-cutting concepts

CCC Code

CCC Description

patterns Patterns
cause Cause and effect: Mechanisms and explanation
scale Scale, proportion, and quantity
systems Systems and system models
energy Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation
structure Structure and function
stability Stability and change

Codes for Disciplinary Core Ideas


DCI Description

HS-PS1 Matter and its Interactions
HS-PS1.A Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.C Nuclear Processes
HS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and interactions
HS-PS2.A Forces and Motion
HS-PS2.B Types of Interactions
HS-PS3 Energy
HS-PS3.A Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.B Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
HS-PS3.C Relationship Between Energy and Forces
HS-PS3.D Energy in Chemical Processes
HS-PS4 Waves and their applications in technologies for info transfer
HS-PS4.A Wave Properties
HS-PS4.B Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS4.C Information Technologies and Instrumentation
HS-LS1 Molecules to Organisms: Structures and processes
HS-LS1.A Structure and Function
HS-LS1.B Growth and Development of Organisms
HS-LS1.C Organization for Growth and Energy Flow in Organisms
HS-LS1.D Information Processing
HS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics
HS-LS2.A Independent Relationships in Ecology
HS-LS2.B Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics Functioning and Resilience
HS-LS2.D Social Interactions and Group Behavior
HS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
HS-LS3.A Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS3.B Variation of Traits
HS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
HS-LS4.A Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
HS-LS4.B Natural Selection
HS-LS4.C Adaptation
HS-LS4.D Biodiversity and Humans
HS-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe
HS-ESS1.A The Universe and It’s Stars
HS-ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System
HS-ESS1.C The History of Planet Earth
HS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS2.A Earth materials and Systems
HS-ESS2.B Plate Tectonics and large-Scale System Interactions
HS-ESS2,C The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
HS-ESS2.D Weather and Climate
HS-ESS2.E Biogeology
HS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activities
HS-ESS3.A Natural Resources
HS-ESS3.B Natural Hazards
HS-ESS3.C Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS3.D Global Climate Change
HS-ETS1 Engineering Design
HS-ETS1.A Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-ETS1.B Developing Possible Solutions
HS-ETS1.C Optimizing the Designing Solution
HS-ETS2 Links Among Engineering, Tech, Science and Society
HS-ETS2.A Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology
HS-ETS2.B Influence of Engin., Tech., and Sci. on Society and the Natural World