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Next Generation Science Standards

Parent Guides

Next Generation Parent Guide for K-2

The Next Generation Science Standards Parent Guides illustrate how standards are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.

Download K-2 Guide
Download 3-5 Guide

Engineering Design

Engineering Design: Grades K-2

Grades K-2

Engineering Design Process: Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5

Maryland Integrated Science Assessment

The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) are science assessments in Grade 5, 8 and High School. These assessments provide educators, parents, and the public with information on student progress towards science literacy. Below are two 5th grade sample assessments for students and parents to view and practice.

Sample Assessment #1

Sample Assessment #2

Interactive practice test

Next Generation Science Standards

CCPS Science Program

Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Center

The Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center coordinates a field trip for students, during their 5th grade year. Their website provides additional information about the program or the links below for information about weather/insects and informational packets.

Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center


PBS for Parents

Browse through tips and articles to make science for kids a fun and meaningful experience.

PBS for Parents

Study Jams! Logo

More than 200 math and science topics with videos, slideshows, step-by-step tutorials, and other activities.

Study Jams!