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Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce

The Next Generation Science Standards identifies content and science and engineering practices that all students should learn from kindergarten to high school graduation. Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally-benchmarked science education. The NGSS are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.


Buchser Science Engineering Lab

Science curriculum across the country is changing.  There is a much greater emphasis on engineering and the design process.  In an effort to continue Buchser’s tradition of excellence in science,  we are in the process of building an engineering lab where students can design and build in accordance with the new standards.  Below is a donation list of items that will greatly facilitate our efforts.  If you have any of the items below and wish to donate them, please bring them in and give them to your science teacher:

  • 2 liter bottles (clean and dry)

  • 3”x5” index cards

  • 8.5”x11” printer paper

  • Adhesive bumpers

  • ARDUINO unit

  • Balloons

  • Bamboo or wooden skewers

  • Beads

  • Cable ties

  • Cardboard (not corrugated, box cardboard, but the thin stuff on the back of an note pad)

  • Cardstock

  • CD-covers

  • Clothes pins

  • Coin Batteries (CR2032)

  • Construction paper

  • Craft cubes

  • Craft sticks (popsicle sticks)

  • Cubes with 5/32" holes

  • Dried spaghetti pasta

  • Duct Tape

  • Electric motors

  • Electrical Tape

  • Food dye

  • Glue (white glue)

  • Glue Stick

  • Hot glue sticks for a glue gun

  • Jewelry hardware (earring backings, clasps etc.)

  • Kano

  • LED lights

  • Masking tape

  • Mouse traps

  • Open cell foam

  • Paperclips

  • Pennies

  • Plastic bags

  • Plastic eggs

  • Plastic storage containers

  • Plastic syringes

  • Pom-poms or puff Balls

  • Propellers

  • Rare earth magnet

  • Rubber bands (especially large ones)

  • Rubber gloves

  • Scotch tape

  • Shop Tools (drills, hand saws etc.)

  • Soldering iron

  • Straws

  • String (cotton twine, kite string or fishing line...anything)

  • Tape

  • Tissue paper

  • Toothpicks

  • Vinyl tubing

  • Wheels and axel from “push ups” ice cream

  • Wheels and axles

  • Wire

Thank you very much for your support.  We are in the process of setting up an Amazon wish list as well, simply go to, click “Wish List”...”Find a Wish List” and type “Buchser Science”.