National Geographic Learning Exploring Science ©2019

Real Science. Real World. Right Now.

Developed specifically for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), National Geographic Exploring Science covers 100% of the NGSS for Grades K-5 to ensure students are mastering the Performance Expectations. Now with improved 3-Dimensional lesson support, more hands-on activities for students, enhanced assessment opportunities, and our MindTap digital platform including interactivity to support 3D learning.

  • Introduce real-world science practices with National Geographic Explorers, scientists, and photographers
  • Wide variety of lesson types keep students engaged in 3D learning from different perspectives
  • Teacher support for phenomenon-based lessons, assessment, literacy integration, and differentiation to meet all student needs.
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Authors

Randy L. Bell, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor of Science Education, College of Education, Oregon State University

Dr. Randy Bell began his career as a forest ecology researcher in the Pacific Northwest. His int... more

Malcolm B. Butler, Ph.D.

Professor of Science Education and Associate Director; School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership; University of Central Florida

Dr. Malcolm B. Butler’s teaching and research address science a... more

Kathy Cabe Trundle, Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor, STEM Education, North Carolina State University

Dr. Kathy Cabe Trundle’s leadership in science education spans more than 30 years. Her research and expertise in e... more

Gina Cervetti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture; University of Michigan

The focus of Dr. Cervetti’s work is on science as a context for language and literacy development. She is particul... more

Judith S. Lederman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Judith S. Lederman is known nationally and internationally for her research and professional developm... more

Philip E. Molebash, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Math and Science Teaching and Associate Professor, School of Education, Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Philip Molebash has over two decades experience as a STEM educ... more
Assessment

Formative and summative assessments include:

  • Wrap It Up! questions for each lesson
  • Unit pre-assessments, opening activities, and quizzes
  • Student Science Notebooks are a formative assessment resource
  • Unit tests, performance tasks, and rubrics
  • ExamView test banks including varying question types searchable by NGSS standard

Teacher rubrics are included to assess Performance Expectation activities. Student rubrics allow the opportunity for self reflection.

Technology

MindTap

Turn the NGSS into an engaging student experience with the most interactive and powerful digital program available in MindTap.

  • Highly engaging, content-based activities at point-of-use
  • New animations and videos featuring Explorers, scientists, and photographers
  • New Virtual Labs allowing students to change variables and observe different outcomes
  • Teacher gradebook and data analytics for detailed assessment
  • Correlation tool allows easy search for content and activities by NGSS standard