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NGSS Chemistry in the Earth System: Integrating Chemistry and Earth and Space Science

Kognity’s online resource for high school Chemistry with integrated Earth and Space Science contains a range of activities, tips and opportunities to develop scientific thinking. The interactive content promotes 3-dimensional learning in line with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as state-specific science standards.

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Standards-aligned content for high school Chemistry

This Chemistry in the Earth System resource includes 6 units, which cover:

  1. Combustion: our forests are burning
  2. Heat and energy in the Earth system: The scientific energy of crystals
  3. Atoms, element and molecules: So many minerals, so few elements
  4. Chemical reactions: The power of a battery
  5. Chemistry of climate change: A few degrees do matter
  6. The dynamics of chemical reactions and ocean acidification: The impact on coral reefs

The first module of each unit introduces an anchoring phenomenon, which is then further explored in the subsequent modules through a combination of observation, exploration and collaboration.

Scope and Sequence & Standards Mapping

Download documentation outlining how Kognity Chemistry lessons map to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Alignment with state-specific standards
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Using the Kognity teaching and learning platform for high school Chemistry

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NGSS high school Chemistry for teachers

Kognity’s NGSS Chemistry in the Earth System resource helps you bring Chemistry to life in your high school classroom with:

  • Consistent lesson organization and flexible content options based on the 5E cycle.
  • A user-friendly interface and clean navigation.
  • An extensive media library with 500+ videos, images and interactive models.
  • Guidance for teachers on facilitating class discussions and activities.
  • Driving question boards to let students’ curiosity drive the learning journey.
  • Activity sheets, strength questions and quizzes for students to test their knowledge.
  • Performance tasks at the end of each module to assess student performance over time.
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NGSS high school Chemistry for students

Kognity’s NGSS Chemistry in the Earth System resource provides countless tools and opportunities for students to develop scientific thinking, including:

  • Opportunities for reflection and inquiry throughout the course units.
  • A student notebook to record notes and observations.
  • A variety of interactive multimedia to explore chemical phenomena, including 3D models, videos & images, and interactive simulations.
  • Box features highlighting important information and key scientific terms.
  • Integrated reading assistance including audio support and automatic translation into 100+ languages.
  • Activity sheets and performance tasks to prepare for upcoming tests.


  • Kognity is making the classroom more interactive, especially in a real-world scenario.

    Serenity Smith

    Biology & Chemistry Teacher, Stanly Early College High School, NC

  • Kognity is laid out in such a way that you can adapt it to whatever fits your classroom and gives you that starting point to feel more confident.

    April Pence

    Chemistry Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District, California

  • Kognity is much more relatable than your traditional science textbook and is more accessible to different kinds of students.

    Marcos Cabreros

    Chemistry Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District, California

  • I love the ability that students have to practice questions and take charge of their own learning.

    Sara Griffin

    Biology Teacher, Ask Academy, Rio Rancho Public Schools, NM

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