Content Standards and Model Curriculum Guide Documents

Science Instructional Coordinator Michelle McCarthy | 406-444-3537
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MT Science Standards

Model Curriculum Guides

Comparison Document NGSS vs MT

The Science Resource Repository has available Repository by Topic which compares NGSS with the MT Science standards and makes available formative assessment items for your review/use.

Curriculum Contact Information:

List of Curriculum in use by states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.



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Featured Science Hub Courses


Looking for free, online professional learning? Need more renewal units? Take a look at the Teacher Learning Hub for a variety of science courses (and courses in all content areas as well)

Self Paced Science Courses:

Summer Facilitated Courses: 

Science Foundation:

Be prepared for next years’ new science assessments, become an expert on the NGSS and Montana Standards with the Science Foundation Hub Courses.  These courses take you step by step through the depth of the new science standards for a rich and deep understanding of this instructional conceptual change. 

  1. Montana's Science Standards 101
  2. Montana's Science Standards 201: Three-dimensional Learning
  3. Montana's Science Standards 301: Phenomena-based Learning
  4. Montana's Science Standards 401: Project-based Learning


An explanation of science learning through 3D by Helen R. Quinn, from Physics @ Berkeley, Teaching for Learning: What I Have Learned from Learning Research


To:  Maggie Chioko Hammel, teacher of science, Carter County HS, Ekalaka, MT for receiving the Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers of Science at the National Science Teaching Association's Annual Awards Gala.

To: Rayelynn Brandl, director of Clark Fork Watershed Education Program, MT Tech, Butte, for receiving the Distinguished Informal Science Education Award