Sonoma County Office of Education

Next Generation Science

Training Resources

March 3-4, 2015 | NGSS for Grades 9-12
Arthur Beauchamp, presenter – Material available as PDFs
Understanding NGSS, Grades 9-12: Presentation Slides Day 1
Understanding NGSS, Grades 9-12: Presentation Slides Day 2
Disciplinary Core Ideas: Earth & Space Sciences
Disciplinary Core Ideas: Life Sciences
Disciplinary Core Ideas: Physical Sciences
Rubber Bands, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Entropy
Two Balloon System
Disciplinary Core Ideas for Two Balloons
Course Maps
Model Course Mapping in NGSS SASP Framework for Science Lesson Design (doc)
SASP Framework for Science Lesson Design (pdf)
SASP PQM Planning Chart (pdf)


Jan 27-28, 2015 | NGSS for Grades 6-8
Arthur Beauchamp and Rich Hedman, presenters – Material available as PDFs
Understanding NGSS, Grades 6-8: Presentation Slides Day 1
Understanding NGSS, Grades 6-8: Presentation Slides Day 2
NGSS Practices, Summary
Day/Night Lesson: Presentation Slides
Data Table for the Phenomenon: Day/Night
Development of the Heliocentric (Sun-­Centered) Model
Orion Graphic


Jan 12-13, 2015 | NGSS for Grades K-5
Arthur Beauchamp, presenter – Material available as PDFs
Understanding NGSS, K-5: Presentation Slides
Crosscutting Concepts
Crosscutting Concepts Notesheet
Math, Science, and Engineering Practices
Practices Notesheet
Evaporation and Condensation Presentation Slides
Evaporation and Condensation Lesson
Evaporation and Condensation Article
Evaporation and Condensation Answer Key


Oct 27, 2014 | NGSS Overview
Arthur Beauchamp, presenter – Material available as PDFs
Understanding NGSS: Presentation Slides
NGSS Practices
Pre-Reading Scaffold
Experiments 1-2
Particle Model
Conservation of Mass
Buoyancy Reading
Experiment 3
Disciplinary Core Ideas: Earth & Space Sciences
Disciplinary Core Ideas: Life Sciences
Disciplinary Core Ideas: Physical Sciences
Crosscutting Concepts Summary
MS-ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe
Particle Model of Matter