The NGSS for California includes Performance Expectations (PEs) in
Life, Earth and Space, Physical Science and Engineering each year
Kindergarten – Grade 8. High School PEs may be arranged as discipline
specific or integrated courses. The NGSS for California can be viewed
by grade level Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI): Life Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, and Physical Sciences or by grade level Topic
(example: Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space
Systems). DCI and Topic are two different ways of viewing the same PEs.