CPO Science and the NGSS:
Connecting Content and Practices


It is no coincidence that the performance expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are all action-based. The NGSS champion the research-based idea that science content cannot be separated from science practices and crosscutting concepts.

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Our commitment to practices-based education

CPO Science was founded on the principle that students learn best through the exploration of science concepts with real world connections. The result is a program that starts with active investigations and ends with students who possess an in-depth understanding of key science concepts, and can demonstrate mastery of the science practices that will prepare them for college and careers.

Unparalleled teacher support for active investigation

Whether new to inquiry-based education or veteran, CPO Science provides educators with the tools they need to help their students not only meet the NGSS performance expectations, but exceed them.

  • Abundant support for inquiry
  • Foundational content
  • In-depth professional development available

There's no need to wait

CPO Science programs were developed with the belief that students master science by doing science — a philosophy supported by the NGSS. By investigating in CPO Science active investigation programs now, you will:

  • Lead your district toward implementing a coordinated NGSS transition plan
  • Support practices-based active science education
  • Foster students' deep understanding of key concepts and core ideas
  • Connect scientific inquiry and engineering design to explore real world problems

Get started with CPO Science today and begin your journey toward the NGSS!