NGSS Elementary School


The 4th and 5th grade NGSS programs are now available. The 3rd grade program will be available August 2018.


4th Grade NGSS iPad Apps

4th Grade App

5th Grade NGSS iPad Apps

5th Grade App


4th Grade NGSS


Unit 1: Forms of energy
Lesson 1: Simple circuit
Lesson 2: Battery
Lesson 3: Electrical switch
Lesson 4: Brightness
Lesson 5: Electric current I
Lesson 6: Electric current II
Lesson 7: Circuit components
Lesson 8: Forms of energy
Lesson 9: Electric generator
Lesson 10: Light
Lesson 11: Heat
Lesson 12: Sound

Unit 2: Motion
Lesson 1: Motion
Lesson 2: Forces
Lesson 3: Collision I
Lesson 4: Collision II
Lesson 5: Transfer of energy

Unit 3: Energy resources
Lesson 1: Electricity production
Lesson 2: Fossil fuels
Lesson 3: Global warming
Lesson 4: Resources and the environment
Lesson 5: Renewable and non-renewable

Unit 4: Waves
Lesson 1: Waves and energy
Lesson 2: Wavelength and amplitude
Lesson 3: Breaking waves

Unit 5: Digital information
Lesson 1: Cell phone
Lesson 2: Transfer of information

Unit 6: Light and seeing
Lesson 1: Seeing
Lesson 2: Mirrors
Lesson 3: Light source

Unit 7: Sensory receptors and the brain
Lesson 1: Seeing
Lesson 2: Tasting and smelling
Lesson 3: Touching
Lesson 4: Hearing
Lesson 5: The brain
Lesson 6: Memory

Unit 8: Plants and Animals
Lesson 1: Plants parts
Lesson 2: Plant reproduction
Lesson 3: Plant defense
Lesson 4: Animal respiration
Lesson 5: Animal digestion

Unit 9: Weathering and erosion
Lesson 1: Weathering and erosion
Lesson 2: Sand
Lesson 3: Soil
Lesson 4: Soil erosion

Unit 10: The Grand Canyon
Lesson 1: Canyons
Lesson 2: Fossils and rock layers
Lesson 3: Faults

Unit 11: Earth’s features
Lesson 1: Earth
Lesson 2: Mountains
Lesson 3: Trends

5th Grade NGSS


Unit 1: Atoms
Lesson 1: Atoms
Lesson 2: Types of atoms
Lesson 3: Molecules and extended structures
Lesson 4: States of matter I
Lesson 5: States of matter II
Lesson 6: Dissolving
Lesson 7: Air pressure

Unit 2: Properties
Lesson 1: Powders
Lesson 2: Metals and non-metals

Unit 3: Conservation of mass
Lesson 1: Weighing game
Lesson 2: Weighing liquids and powders
Lesson 3: Heating and cooling
Lesson 4: Mixtures
Lesson 5: Gases
Lesson 6: Chemical reactions I
Lesson 7: Chemical reactions II

Unit 4: Chemical reactions
Lesson 1: Chemical reaction
Lesson 2: Signs of a chemical reactions I
Lesson 3: Signs of a chemical reactions II

Unit 5: Plant growth
Lesson 1: Soil
Lesson 2: Water
Lesson 3: Carbon dioxide
Lesson 4: Light
Lesson 5: Atomic composition
Lesson 6: Case studies

Unit 6: Food and energy
Lesson 1: Food
Lesson 2: Food chain

Unit 7: Food web
Lesson 1: Plants
Lesson 2: Animals
Lesson 3: Decomposers
Lesson 4: Ecosystems
Lesson 5: Food web
Lesson 6: Changes to an ecosystem

Unit 8: Water
Lesson 1: Dissolved salt
Lesson 2: Salt water and fresh water
Lesson 3: Water cycle

Unit 9: Earth systems
Lesson 1: Earth’s major systems
Lesson 2: Interacting systems

Unit 10: Earth’s resources
Lesson 1: Water

Unit 11: Stars
Lesson 1: Stars

Unit 12: Solar system
Lesson 1: Day and night
Lesson 2: Length of day
Lesson 3: Sun positions
Lesson 4: Shadows
Lesson 5: Stars

Unit 13: Gravity
Lesson 1: Earth
Lesson 2: Gravity