Standards

Projects using the Hummingbird as an educational tool can and do meet a wide variety of educational standards! We have prepared guidelines that describe the alignment of the Hummingbird with major national standards such as the Common Core (CC)* and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)**. 

Introduction to Math and Science Standards with the Hummingbird

Read this document for an overview of how we have divided the Common Core math standards and the Next Generation Science Standards into four categories that describe how each standard can be met with the Hummingbird. Once you have read this, the following documents contain more information about specific standards.

Common Core Math Standards (Grades 4-8)

A list of all the CC math standards for grades 4-8 with suggestions for Hummingbird activities aligned with these standards.

Next Generation Science Standards (Grades 4-8)

A list of all the NGSS for grades 4-8 with suggestions for Hummingbird activities aligned with these standards. In the NGSS, grades 6-8 are considered together as middle school.

Introduction to English Language Arts Standards with the Hummingbird

Read this document for a description of how Hummingbird projects can be used to meet anchor standards in English Language Arts. Once you have read this, the following document contains more information about specific standards.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards (Grades K-12)

A list of all the CC anchor standards for English Language Arts with a discussion of how to incorporate these standards into Hummingbird projects.

* Common Core standards are the property of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.
** Next Generation Science Standards is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.