National Geographic Learning Exploring Science

Developed specifically for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), National Geographic Exploring Science covers 100% of the NGSS for Grades K-5 to ensure student science success for the 21st century. Combine instruction in Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts to meet the rigor of the NGSS.

  • Focus in-depth on 100% of the NGSS for grades K-5
  • Introduce real-world science research with National Geographic Explorers, scientists, and photographers
  • Connect concise content with hands-on investigations, engineering practices, and case studies
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Randy Bell

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Virginia Dr. Randy Bell began his career as a forest researcher in the Pacific Northwest. His interest in sharing science with others led him to... more

Malcolm Butler

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of South Florida Dr. Malcolm Butler’s teaching and research addresses multicultural issues in the classroom. He has worked to support typically und... more

Kathy Cabe Trundle

Associate Professor of Science Education, Ohio State University Dr. Kathy Trundle currently teaches master’s and doctoral level courses in science education. She studies children’s and adult’s underst... more

Judith Lederman

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 pr... more

Formative and summative assessments include:

  • Wrap It Up! questions for each level
  • Disciplinary Core Idea review questions through ExamView 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.


Interactive eBook

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

  • Highly engaging, content-based activities at point-of-use
  • Enhanced content with videos, animations, and simulations
  • Improve student understanding with interactive content and vocabulary activities

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