We Align to Next Generation Science Standards

STEM Playground asked educational publishing NGSS_LOGOexperts at Longbourn Editorial to correlate our activities to Next Generation Science Standards, a state-led framework for standardizing K-12 science education.

Our activities are built around engaging students in STEM rather than meeting a laundry list of checklist items.

But if your state adopted NGSS, we’ve got you covered!


We Meet These NGSS Standards


3rd Grade

  • 3-ESS1-1
  • 3-ESS1-2
  • 3-ETS1-1
  • 3-ETS1-2
  • 3-ETS1-3
  • 3-PS2-1
  • 3-PS2-2
  • 3-LS4-1

4th Grade

  • 4-ESS1-1
  • 4-ESS1-2
  • 4-ETS1-1
  • 4-ETS1-2
  • 4-ETS1-3
  • 4-PS2-1
  • 4-PS3-2
  • 4-PS3-3

5th Grade

  • 5-ESS1-1
  • 5-ESS2-1
  • 5-ESS2-2
  • 5ESS3-1

We Partner with Experts

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We partnered with Longbourn Editorial to correlate our activities to Next Generation Science Standards. Longbourn is a specialized editorial publishing company trusted by McGraw Hill Education, Zaner-Bloser, and the Ohio State University Press.


STEM Playground prepares elementary students for team-based STEM competition through activities designed to create excitement about STEM at an early age while assessing and developing the character traits required for effective collaboration.  Through our online virtual STEM tournament, teachers conduct simple, inexpensive science-based activities with their two-student teams, then upload their scores to compare with other teams and classes around the globe. 

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