The following pages offer examples of activities to support the implementation of the NGSS. The sample activities were designed to give exemplars in a variety of areas including motion and stability" (forces and interactions), Earth’s systems (weather and climate), and life sciences (botany). Moreover, the exemplars include sections that denote both Crosscutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices (see section titled Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards on p. xvii for discussion).