Why Standards Alignment is Critical

Ardusat content aligns with state and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These standards help students think about the world in a new light. Preparing students to ask questions, define problems, investigate, analyze data, construct explanations, and design solutions increases their college and career readiness.

Desk with Sensor Kit

We designed our curriculum around NGSS, with experiences that enhance the NGSS learning process. Students practice developing models, analyzing data, and designing solutions with labs based on the scientific and engineering design process.

Ardusat is strongly connected to every aspect of the NGSS, and is thus a perfect platform for those wanting to enhance their STEM education activities in their schools.
David Thornburg

David Thornburg, NGSS Review Team Member

NGSS Webinar

Interested in learning more about how we align to NGSS Standards? Check out our webinar where we explain how NGSS, CubeSats, Demosats and Models fit together!

Zombie Detector

Example Mission: Zombie Detector

What principles will your students learn in this lesson?

  1. Apply scientific principles and provide an explanation
  2. Develop a predictive model
  3. Create a computational model

Full Standard List:

  1. HS-PS1-5 Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.

  2. HS-PS1-4 Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

  3. HS-PS3-1 Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.

NGSS - For States, by States

Read more about NGSS standards, how Ardusat has integrated them, and why they are so important.