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Did you know current research shows that science is being taught for only an average of 18 minutes per week in K-3 classrooms? And yet, science—and therefore science education—is central to the lives of everyone.

Booksource knows how little time teachers have daily to address content area topics like science. We also know that high-quality, informational texts can spark student interest and allow teachers to address both science standards and reading objectives during reading instruction!

Our NGSS Boxed Sets align to Next Generation Science Standards and help K-2 teachers save time by teaching science and literacy together. Watch our short video to learn what they include and how you can use them in the classroom.

What Is an NGSS Boxed Set?

An NGSS Boxed Set from Booksource is a collection of 30 nonfiction science books (1 copy each) curated to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) frame-work, along with one bound book of 30 title-specific Instructional Resources. Dividers to organize books by topic are also included.

To see titles at each grade level or make a purchase, check out the grade(s) you’re interested in below!

NGSS Materials
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Complete NGSS Boxed Set for Kindergarten

30 Titles + Instructional Resources

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Complete NGSS Boxed Set for Grade 1

30 Titles + Instructional Resources

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Complete NGSS Boxed Set for Grade 2

30 Titles + Instructional Resources

Helpful Resources for Educators


How Booksource Makes It Easier to Teach Science & Literacy Together

Find more information about our NGSS Boxed Sets in this comprehensive blog post about its benefits and advantages.


10 Ways Teachers Are Using Nonfiction Science Books During Reading Instruction

Get ideas for using nonfiction science texts as whole class read alouds, in guided reading groups and more.


Shop All NGSS Collections

In addition to NGSS Boxed Sets, we also offer collections of titles aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards for grades K-5.

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We’ve created several free activities and printables to support the use of our NGSS Boxed Sets in K-2 classrooms!
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  • Four types of customizable student worksheets you can easily edit. They are all available in two versions, one with lines and one without.
    • A Venn Diagram
    • A Four Square Worksheet
    • A T-Chart
    • A K-W-L Chart
  • An Assessment Rubric you can use to evaluate student progress.