NC Science LiveBinder Link here.

The NC Science LiveBinder is arranged with a tab for each of the Professional Teaching Standards. Resource website links are provided for each standard.


Understanding the K-12 NC Science Essential Standards




NC Science SCOS Strand Maps

  • NC Strand Maps: The strand maps presented on this page demonstrate how the North Carolina Science Essential Standards guide students’ thinking about core concepts in Science. They also show how students' ideas become increasingly sophisticated over time. The strand maps incorporate the research presented in A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and AAAS Atlas of Science Literacy Vols. I and II to scaffold the Science Essential Standards providing guidance for developing curricula.


Graphic Organizer Samples
This document is a resource for developing and using graphic organizers in K-12 science instruction. The examples are to model varied organizers and their use in provoking student engagement, organization, and understanding, thus equipping the teacher with the knowledge to develop and use such tools effectively with the new standards.



Glossary of Terminology

The Glossary of Terminology provides essential terms - K-5 on pages 1-4 and 6-12 on pages 5-10.


Formative Assessment Probe Alignment Link here.

This K-12 resource aligns the NC Science Essential Standards with over 200 research based formative assessment probes National Science Teachers Association press publications by Page Keeley.

NC Science Testing and Accountability Link here.

Find information about NC Science tests - EOG, EOC, Final Exams, and ACT.

Next Generation Science Standards Link here.