NGSS Elementary School


The Zingy NGSS elementary school program is made up of 31 units, each unit covering a one or more NGSS performance expectations. A unit is made up of a number of lessons, with a quiz and assignment following each lesson.


3rd Grade NGSS


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Unit 1: Motion and Forces
Lesson 1: Force
Lesson 2: Force and strength
Lesson 3: Balanced and unbalanced forces
Lesson 4: Gravity
Lesson 5: Pendulum

Unit 2: Magnetic and Electric Forces
Lesson 1: Magnetic forces
Lesson 2: Electric forces

Unit 3: Weather
Lesson 1: US climate
Lesson 2: World climate
Lesson 3: Extreme weather

Unit 4: Fossils
Lesson 1: Plants and animals
Lesson 2: Fossils

Unit 5: Life Cycles
Lesson 1: Mammals
Lesson 2: Birds
Lesson 3: Frogs and insects
Lesson 4: Plants

Unit 6: Light and seeing
Lesson 1: Inherited traits
Lesson 2: Environmental traits

Unit 7: Survival
Lesson 1: Adaptations
Lesson 2: Groups
Lesson 3: Changing environment
Lesson 4: Individual advantages

4th Grade NGSS


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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


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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