Carolina Biological Supply Company Partners with National Science Teaching Association Supporting K-12 Science Standards

Carolina exclusively sponsors NSTA’s online NGSS Resources section that provides science educator members with information, resources and inspiration to help implement the latest science standards

ATLANTA, March 23, 2023 – During the NSTA national conference today, leading school science supplier Carolina Biological announced expanding their partnership with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) with an exclusive sponsorship of NSTA’s website for NGSS teaching. This new sponsorship demonstrates NSTA and Carolina’s shared goal of providing the best K-12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science education resources to NSTA members and science teachers nationwide. This announcement also expands upon Carolina and NSTA’s long partnership, supporting participants at both annual NSTA National Conferences, where educators explore best practices, innovative instructional strategies and techniques, and next-level engagement approaches for inspiring students in science and STEM.

Carolina is exclusively sponsoring the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Resources section on NSTA’s website for NGSS teaching at ( The standards offer a new vision for American science education. Organized by grade level and discipline, the standards promote a three-dimensional approach to classroom instruction and are an essential resource for teachers, administrators, and parents. As the exclusive sponsor of NSTA’s NGSS Resources, Carolina shows strong support for NSTA members, and takes the forefront, hand-in-hand with NSTA as states implement the standards and educators turn to these important resources for reference and new updates.

As educators are challenged to implement these contemporary science standards, Carolina offers many of the best science materials with ease-of-use and enhanced teacher support.  The materials include complete kits with digital, print, and hands-on materials so teachers don’t have to spend time shopping for lab materials, free resources to help teachers get started, and digital lab manuals for teachers to easily implement.

The site also links through a web banner to Carolina’s site on teaching resources for science educators. With over 1 million page views per month, it represents a powerful way to reinforce Carolina’s message to NSTA’s vast audience of PreK–College science educators and administrators.

“The NGSS resources are an important part of the NSTA website and an essential tool for many science educators,” said NSTA Executive Director Erika Shugart, Ph.D. “NSTA’s partnership with Carolina means that an even greater number of educators will have direct access to these high-quality teaching resources to support their implementation efforts in the science classroom. We thank Carolina for their continued support of educators whose work will ultimately help shape student achievement in the sciences.”

Carolina offers many science curriculum products, such as a Certified Version of OpenSciEd Middle School units, designed to address all of the Performance Expectations and three-dimensional learning concepts described by the Next Generation Science Standards. Students gain direct experience with phenomena and make sense of the real world.

“We are happy to sponsor the NSTA’s NGSS resources section on,” said Jim Parrish, President and CEO at Carolina Biological Supply Company. “Teaching to the new science standards isn’t always easy and Carolina, like NSTA, is committed to helping teachers and students be successful.”

NSTA Sessions
Carolina is actively presenting sessions at NSTA. For educators looking for topics on NGSS specifically, Carolina recommends:  Introducing Anchoring Phenomena; Crosscutting Concepts; Hands-on Sampling; and Real Data. Today, Thursday, March 23, Carolina is presenting a number of sessions designed specifically for science educators:  Introducing Anchoring Phenomena and Driving Question Boards from 9:45 to10:45 a.m.; Hands-on Plus! Student-driven Learning with the Smithsonian Grades K-5 from 1 to 2 p.m.; Talking Allowed! Using Science Discourse for Equity (STCMS from 2:20 to 3:20 p.m.; Crosscutting Concepts: Using a Familiar Perspective to Understand Your World, 3:40 to 4:40 p.m.; AUTOPSY: Forensic Dissection Featuring Carolina’s Perfect Solution® Pigs from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; Got Milk? DNA, Enzymes, and Lactose Intolerance from 1 to 2 p.m.; Engineer Physical Science Excitement with a Carolina STEM Challenge®, 2:20 to 3:20 p.m.; and Phenomenal Classroom Critters from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m.

Tomorrow, on Friday, Carolina has more NGSS in store and is presenting:  Hands-On Activities to Model Sampling, Habitat Degradation, and Animal Choice first from 8 to 9 a.m.; Keep Calm and Chemistry On: Successful Lab Activities for the New Chemistry Teacher from 10:40 to 11:40 a.m.; Real Data for Explaining Climate Change and Modeling Inheritance Patterns from 1:20 to 2:20 p.m.; Exploring OpenSciEd from Carolina from 2:40 to 3:40 p.m.; and Next Generation Dissection from 4 to 5 p.m.

Carolina Biological is a show sponsor in booth #1000 at NSTA in Atlanta.  The science supplier offers many NGSS and STEM classroom resources for grades K-12. For information, visit Carolina’s website or, call (800) 334-5551, or e-mail

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high-quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators grow professionally and excel in their career. For new and experienced teachers alike, the NSTA community offers the opportunity to network with like-minded peers at the national level, connect with mentors and leading researchers, and learn from the best in the field. For more information, visit or follow NSTA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Carolina Biological Supply Company
From its beginnings in 1927, Carolina ( has grown to become the leading supplier of science teaching materials in the world. Headquartered in Burlington, NC, Carolina serves customers worldwide, including teachers, students, and professionals in science and health-related fields. The company is still privately owned by descendants of the founder, geology and biology professor Dr. Thomas E. Powell Jr.
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Tom Trapp
Field Marketing Consultant – Core Science & STEM Solutions
Carolina Biological Supply Company
2700 York Road | Burlington, NC  27215
402-960-5578 – direct or

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