Connecting with Next Generation Science Standards

Jumbo Minds’ books help teach science and so, naturally, we want to help teachers!  One way we’re helping is to map the vocabulary and concepts in our books to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

About the Standards:  The NGSS, released in 2013, were created by 40 experts from 26 states. NGSS were designed to update the 15 year old science standards based on current research and science understanding. The foundation for NGSS was the Framework for K-12 Science Education, which presents each standard with three dimensions. These three facets include:

  • scientific behaviors (Practices)
  • ideas that connect regions of science (Crosscutting Concepts)
  • deeper instruction and assessments (Disciplinary Core Ideas)

The science practices taught in NGSS contain skills that scientists and engineers use on a daily basis. By utilizing these three practices for each standard, scientific habits will be formed which will better prepare our children for a world filled with innovations and technology.

It’s easy to utilize Jumbo Minds’ books to support NGSS! The NGSS are written to promote scientific learning, investigation, and patterns of thinking. The words in Jumbo Minds’ books support the NGSS concepts, and can be used to introduce the language of science, which encourages the development of the scientific habits demonstrated in the standards.

The tables below are designed to easily connect our books to NGSS and encourage teaching science to our children.  Keep checking this page, as we’ll continue to refine these tables.

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Science ABCs - Book-Based Matrix - Biology

Matrix of Jumbo Minds’ Science ABCs books and NGSS: Arranged by Book and Grade

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are written to promote scientific learning, investigation, and patterns of thinking. Jumbo Minds’ books support the standards by introducing the language of science and concepts to children with the goal of assisting the children to develop deeper cognition and application of the words throughout their lives.

Please use this table as a tool during your planning. This table will grow with activities and resources. Check back often!

Jumbo Minds’ ABCs of Biology
Grade NGSS Standard Location in ABCs of Biology Topic
K K-LS1-1 Germination, Habitat, Organism, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Activities 1 and 2 From Molecules to Organisms
K-ESS3-1 Extinct, Food Chain, Germination, Habitat, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Activities 1 and 2 Earth and Human Activity
1 1-LS1-1 Quail From Molecules to Organisms
1-LS1-2 DNA, Mammals, Nocturnal
1-LS3-1 DNA, Cell, Activity 3 Heredity
2 2-LS2-1 Germination, Photosynthesis, Activity 1 Ecosystems
2-LS4-1 Habitat, DNA Biological Evolution
3 3-LS1-1 Life Cycle, Juvenile, Cell, Organism From Molecules to Organisms
3-LS3-1 DNA, Cell, Activity 3 Heredity
3-LS4-2 Quail Biological Evolution
3-LS4-3 Habitat, Activity 5
4 4-LS1-1 Abdomen, Cell, DNA, Skeleton Molecules to Organisms
5 5-LS1-1 Germination, Photosynthesis, Activity 1 Molecules to Organisms
5-LS2-1 Organism, Food Chain, Bacteria Ecosystems
5-ESS2-1 Activity 4 Earth’s Systems
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Science ABCs - Book-Based Matrix - Chemistry

Matrix of Jumbo Minds’ Science ABCs books and NGSS: Arranged by Book and Grade

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are written to promote scientific learning, investigation, and patterns of thinking. Jumbo Minds’ books support the standards by introducing the language of science and concepts to children with the goal of assisting the children to develop deeper cognition and application of the words throughout their lives.

Please use this table as a tool during your planning. This table will grow with activities and resources. Check back often!

Grade NGSS Standard Location in ABCs of Chemistry Topic
K K-ESS2-1 Temperature Earth’s Systems
1 1-PS4-1 Wave Waves
2 2-ESS2-3 Solid, Liquid Earth’s Place
2-PS1-1 Activity 1 Matter and Its Interactions
2-PS1-4 Heat Matter
3 3-ESS2-1 Temperature Earth’s Systems
3-ESS2-2 Temperature
4 4-PS3-2 Heat, Temperature, Wave, X-ray Energy
4-PS4-1 Wave, X-ray
5 5-PS1-1 Atom, Crystal, Mass, Reaction, Activities 3 and 5 Matter and Its Interactions
5-PS1-2 Reaction, Heat, Liquid, Solid, Vapor
5-PS1-4 Reaction, Activity 2
©Jumbo Minds, Inc.

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Science ABCs - Book-Based Matrix - Earth Science

Matrix of Jumbo Minds’ Science ABCs books and NGSS: Arranged by Book and Grade

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are written to promote scientific learning, investigation, and patterns of thinking. Jumbo Minds’ books support the standards by introducing the language of science and concepts to children with the goal of assisting the children to develop deeper cognition and application of the words throughout their lives.

Please use this table as a tool during your planning. This table will grow with activities and resources. Check back often!

Grade NGSS Standard Location in ABCs of Earth Science Topic
K K-ESS2-1 Lightning, Nimbus, Precipitation Earth’s Systems
K-ESS3-1 Activity 1 Earth and Human Activity
K-ESS3-2 Nimbus, Hurricane, Tornado, Precipitation, Lightning
K-PS3-1 Evaporation, Desert, Biome Energy
1 n/a n/a n/a
2 2-ESS1-1 Fault, Glacier, Kettle, Mineral, Rock, Soil, Volcano, Activities 4 and 5 Earth’s Place
2-ESS2-1 Jet Stream, Hurricane, Tornado, Wetlands
2-ESS2-2 Wetlands
2-LS4-1 Biome, Desert, Wetlands Biological Evolution
3 3-ESS2-1 Hurricane, Nimbus, Precipitation, Tornado Earth’s Systems
3-ESS2-2 Hurricane, Nimbus, Precipitation, Tornado
3-ESS3-1 Hurricane, Lightning, Nimbus, Precipitation, Tornado Earth and Human Activity
3-LS4-3 Biome, Desert, Wetlands Biological Evolution
4 4-ESS2-1 Rock, Soil, Glacier, Kettle, Precipitation, Young Ice, Activity 3 Earth’s Systems
4-ESS2-2 Fault, Volcano, Rock
4-ESS3-2 Hurricane, Tornado, Fault, Volcano Earth and Human Activity
5 5-ESS2-1 Inner Core, Outer Core, Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Biome, Jet Stream, Rock, Soil, Activity 2 Earth’s Systems
5-ESS2-2 Glacier, Wetlands
©Jumbo Minds, Inc.

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Science ABCs - Book-Based Matrix - Physics

Matrix of Jumbo Minds’ Science ABCs books and NGSS: Arranged by Book and Grade

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are written to promote scientific learning, investigation, and patterns of thinking. Jumbo Minds’ books support the standards by introducing the language of science and concepts to children with the goal of assisting the children to develop deeper cognition and application of the words throughout their lives.

Please use this table as a tool during your planning. This table will grow with activities and resources. Check back often!

Grade NGSS Standard Location in ABCs of Physics Topic
K K-PS2-1 Buoyancy, Newton’s Laws of Motion Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
K-PS2-2 Buoyancy, Newton’s Laws of Motion
K-PS3-1 Light Energy
1 1-PS4-1 Decibel, Vibration, Trough Waves
1-PS4-2 Light, Reflection
1-PS4-3 Light, Reflection, Optics, Activity 4
1-PS4-4 Light-Year
2 n/a n/a n/a
3 3-PS2-1 Buoyancy, Centripetal Force, Friction, Gravity, Jet Propulsion, Newton’s Laws of Motion Motion and Stability
3-PS2-2 Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Vibration
3-PS2-3 Magnet
3-PS2-4 Magnet
4 4-PS3-1 Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Speed, Activity 1 Energy
4-PS3-2 Light, Potential Energy, Reflection, Vibration
4-PS3-3 Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion
4-PS3-4 Heat, Light, Vibration
4-PS4-1 Light, Trough Waves
4-PS4-2 Light, Reflection
5 5-ESS1-1 Light, Light-Year Earth’s Place
5-PS2-1 Gravity, Activity 3 Motion and Stability
©Jumbo Minds, Inc.

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Standard-Based Matrix

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