Science Standards Support

Inspired by the Next Generation Science Standards1, the reference points that are bolded below can enhance your science instruction.


Obtain, evaluate, and communicate scientific information.

  • View this Guest Blog Post and discover award-winning author Seymour Simonís lifelong love of exploration, research, and investigation.

  • Go back in time to hear how Dr. Anthony Fauciís childhood experiences impacted his research methods in this Meet-the-Author Recording for ​​Dr. Fauci by Kate Messner.

  • Discuss research techniques after listening to Melissa Stewartís Meet-the-Author Recording for Fourteen Monkeys.

  • Explore the Scientists in the Field Series to discover how scientists observe and learn more about the natural world around them.


Engage learners with resources that connect concepts to real life situations.


Provide authentic exploration and problem-solving opportunities.

  • Spark scientific curiosity by sharing one man's journey to discovery with the book description from Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Mary Azarian.

  • Learn how Elizebeth Friedmanís interest in codes altered the course of two world wars in this Meet-the-Author Recording by Laurie Wallmark for Code Breaker, Spy Hunter.

  • Hear how Flint, Michigan residents came together to solve their water crisis with this Meet-the-Author Recording by Candy J. Cooper for Poisoned Water.

  • Prompt discussion about problem solving using the audiobook excerpt and the publisherís activity guide for How to Solve a Problem by Ashima Shiraishi.


Explore the lives, struggles, and successes of scientists.

  • Sift through the intricacies of a scientist's life as author Anita Silvey shares her observations in this interview.

  • Meet three zoo scientists in Patricia Newmanís Meet-the-Author Recording for Zoo Scientists to the Rescue.

  • Consider the challenges of being a scientist in 1933 after listening to an audiobook excerpt from Radioactive! by author Winifred Conkling.

  • Empower readers to shatter stereotypes and reach their goals with this Meet-the-Author Recording for Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone.


1. Referenced from "DCI Arrangements of the NGSS." Next Generation Science Standards, http://www.nextgenscience.org/overview-dci.