Curriculum Modules

Standards Addressed




Module lesson plans focus on facilitating three-dimensional learning which integrates science and engineering practices with disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. We do this by introducing and using a common problem, issue or phenomenon that is inherently interdisciplinary and requires action and/or designing solutions to problems to drive student learning. The Next Generation Science Standards can help you facilitate this three-dimensional learning. For a short primer on how NGSS materials and three-dimensional teaching offer changes in science classrooms, please see the graphic below or this website for a comparison of what you might see in your classroom if you incorporate materials such as SEE’s curriculum modules. NewVision-NGSS

For more information on which standards are addressed please see the appropriate links within each module page AND please also see the sections on “What Students Learn” and “What Students Do”. Within each module lesson page, the Next Generation Science Standards addressed are listed on the lefthand side of each page and in charts.

Please keep in mind that SEE modules, including all documents and files, are editable and adaptable for YOUR classroom, students, allotted time, and/or context. This means that the depth you address standards may vary.  We have attempted to describe this within our charts and modules page, but if you ever have questions about three-dimensional learning, adapting the lessons, and/or any related content, please reach out to the SEE team at

In addition, for Ecological Networks (which includes Intro to Systems), Environmental Influence on Gene Networks, Observing Beyond our Senses, and Ocean Acidification, you can also view standards from this excel spreadsheet. The first tab contains the compiled list. Individual module lists are included on subsequent tabs within the spreadsheet.  For Ocean Acidification:  A Systems Approach to a Global Problem – See the links below for standards alignment in each stated area

For more information on the published education standards, best practices and protocols we turn to when developing curriculum and outlining objectives, please see our Curriculum Development webpage.