Data Nuggets address science standards

The landscape of K-12 science education is shifting, moving away from rote memorization of science facts to an approach based on the process and practices of science where students are taught quantitative skills and how to construct arguments from evidence. Data Nuggets are a teaching resource that can help teachers integrate these curriculum changes into their classroom, while addressing The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), AP Biology, Vision and Change, and ACT College Readiness Standards. Data Nuggets reinforce these skills repeatedly throughout the school year and grade levels, and address all parts of the scientific process while covering core content.

AP Biology Alignment:  In 2024, we worked with Karen Davis, APSI facilitator, to align the existing set of Data Nugget activities to AP Biology Units, Topics, Enduring Understandings, Learning Objectives, and Essential Knowledge Statements.

Download the alignment spreadsheet here and sort by columns, such as content level or AP Biology unit and search for keywords to identify a Data Nugget that may be a good fit for you.

Broadscale alignments: We also have a more general alignment across all Data Nuggets to science standards. If you would like a more detailed alignment for a particular activity, contact us at!

science standards table

vision and change