Make Curriculum Connections

Next Generation Science Standards

The State Board of Education officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in November 2015, and the Science Center is developing student programs that align with NGSS grade level content and practices. Please see the link to Discovery Center Programs for additional details and new programs. NGSS-aligned curriculum development is supported by The Hubbell Foundation, Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority, and NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.

Science Center Resources aligned with Connecticut Frameworks

  • Refer to the downloadable Science Standard Matrices below.
  • Select a grade level content standard in the left column that best matches your learning goals for a visit to the Science Center.
  • Read across that row to identify which programs best target your learning goals.

Science Standard Matrices (PDF)

Grade 3 Science Standard Matrix Download (PDF)
Grade 4 Science Standard Matrix Download (PDF)
Grade 5 Science Standard Matrix Download (PDF)
Grade 6 Science Standard Matrix Download (PDF)

Permanent Exhibit Curriculum Connections by Grade Level: Connecticut

Kindergarten Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 1 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 2 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 3 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 4 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 5 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 6 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 7 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grade 8 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)

Permanent Exhibit Curriculum Connections by Grade Level: Massachusetts

Grades 3-5 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)
Grades 6-8 Curriculum Connections Download (PDF)