Grades K-5
Master 100% of the Next Generation Science Standards

National Geographic Learning has a built a comprehensive science solution to meet 100% of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students will master science and engineering skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Next Generation Science was developed using engaging and relevant National Geographic content; inspiring students to build foundations for science success has never been easier.

  1. Complete coverage of the NGSS
  2. Built-in science inquiry to promote scientific practices
  3. National Geographic Explorers and scientists inspire students through real-world science
Next Generation Science
Components are available in both English and Spanish.

* Next Generation Science Standards is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.



Next Generation Science provides the flexibility to master the NGSS through print or digital options.

Interact with the program through our online and eBook solutions for desktop and mobile devices.

A test-prep App for all mobile devices supports student understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas at Grades 3–5.

Take a look inside the program!

Build Background and Focus In Depth on Next Generation Science Standards

Provide key background information on Next Generation Science Standards topics

Focus in depth on specific Next Generation Science Standards

Dr. Randy Bell

Associate Dean and Professor of Science Education, Oregon State University, Next Generation Science Standards Review Team Member

“As a participant in the development of the NGSS, I am committed to helping teachers implement the new standards. As a member of the National Geographic Learning writing team, I am excited to bring you a powerful curriculum designed to make implementing the NGSS easier for teachers and more fun for students.”

Malcolm Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Central Florida

Dr. Malcolm Butler’s teaching and research addresses multicultural issues in the classroom. He has worked to support typically underserved student populations and has interest in the areas of writing to learn in science, science content for elementary teachers, and coastal and environmental education professional development for teachers.

Kathy Cabe Trundle, Ph.D.

STEM Education Department Head and Professor at North Carolina State University

Dr. Kathy Trundle currently teaches master’s and doctoral level courses in science education. She studies children’s and adult’s understandings of Earth and space science concepts, and she has been active in the development of science teacher education programs.

Judith Lederman, Ph.D.

Director of Teacher Education, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Judith Lederman has taught science in classrooms ranging from pre-K science to graduate level education courses and post-graduate professional development workshops. Dr. Lederman is known nationally and internationally for her work in the teaching and learning of Scientific Inquiry in both formal and informal settings.


Grades K-5
Extend Next Generation Science with National Geographic Ladders Science!

Cover Life, Earth, Physical Science, and STEM topics for a comprehensive classroom Experience.

Ladders Science are informational text readers designed to:

  1. Teach content from Next Generation Science Standards topics
  2. Build literacy through differentiated reading
  3. Increase STEM engagement with featured National Geographic Explorers