Next Generation Science Standards

Implementing the New Science Standards

Sunset Zoo is excited to join you in your efforts to integrate the Next Generation Science Standards (Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards) into your curriculum. Below are resources that we hope assist you in those endeavors.

Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) By Grade Level

Use the tables below for course mapping-type activities with your learning communities. The DCIs are helpful in understanding what content is being targeted at what grade level and how the learning progresses across the grades.

Engaging Others with the Standards

Below are fact sheets related to the current Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards for Science that highlight the importance of the most recently adopted science standards for Kansas, the need for improving science education, and the changes driven by the standards.