NGSS grades 6, 7, and 8 integrated science curriculum that use phenomenon and student-directed activities to support student engagement.
Engaging media such as videos, games, and interactive simulations.
Easy to use lesson plans with assessments and tips to support NGSS experiences.
Six units that are guided by a unifying theme and include culminating projects where students solve real-world environmental problems.
A visual roadmap outlines key phenomena and highlights the culminating experience for each unit.
Connections to students’ home, family life, and community is integral to learning.
Data literacy, computational thinking, and technology help students achieve 21st century skills.
Guidance on integrating the three NGSS dimensions (DCIs, SEPs, and CCCs) within lessons and units.
Emphasis on techniques and strategies to support access and equity for all students.
Background science content provided for each lesson.
In-person and remote teacher professional development available upon request.
Each grade-level materials kit supports hands-on activities for students and teacher demonstrations.
The materials include low cost, easily available, and reusable products whenever possible.
Opportunities exist for students and families to contribute materials for an even more personal experience.
Students create their own films about solutions to climate change and submit their films to the Green Ninja Film Festival. The art of scientific storytelling is supported by a study of human sensory response and human emotions. In the unit, students are also guided through the story creation process and develop practical filmmaking experience.Download example
Students study cells and the water cycle on their way to develop solutions to reduce waste and pollution. The water cycle serves as a link between Earth and human body systems as students track the movement of energy and materials.Download example
In the energy tracker unit, students use engineering design principles and smart meter technology to monitor and reduce energy use in their home.Download example
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The student experience is guided by the Green Ninja character and storyline that includes Green Ninja videos and games. The curriculum also uses storytelling as an important method of communication and helps students tell their own stories in writing, film, and using other digital communication tools.
In each unit, the culminating experience is a student challenge that focuses on solving an environmental problem that is relevant to students’ lives. By working on problems that extend outside the classroom, the curriculum aims to provide a real-world context for learning science and engineering.
Many of the Green Ninja projects use real-time data and web and video technologies to solve problems and design solutions. The development of data literacy and computational thinking skills leverages student interest in new technology and provides students with insights into future career opportunities.