Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

 

Grade 2:

  • 2-PSI – Matter and its Interactions
    • 2-PSI-1 – Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
    • 2-PSI – 2 – Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

Grade 3:

  • 3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design
    • 3-5-ETS1-2 - Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    • 3-5-ETS1-3 – Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

 

 

 

21st Century Science Skills

 

Kindergarten:

  • SC.S.K.1 - Nature of Science
    • SC.O.K.1.01 – Ask questions about themselves and their world.
    • SC.O.K.1.04 – Explore and describe objects and events using the five senses to develop observational skills and make predictions based on personal observations.
    • SC.O.K.1.06 – Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials.
    • SC.O.K.1.07 – Collect and record information in a variety of ways.
    • SC.S.K.2 – Content of Science
      • SC.O.K.2.04 – Describe, compare, sort and group objects in terms of what they are made of and their physical properties of size, shape, color, weight or texture.
      • SC.S.K.3 – Application of Science
        • SC.O.K.3.04 – Work in groups, listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints.

 

First Grade:

  • SC.S.1.1 – Nature of Science
    • SC.O.1.1.01 – Ask questions about themselves and their world.
    • SC.O.1.1.05 – Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials.
    • SC.O.1.1.06 – Collect, record and compare information using a variety of classification systems and using a variety of communication techniques.
    • SC.S.1.3 – Application of Science
      • SC.O.1.3.04 – Listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints while working in collaborative groups

 

Second Grade:

  • SC.S.2.1 – Nature of Science
    • SC.O.2.1.01 – Interpret science as the human’s search for an understanding of the world by asking questions about themselves and their world.
    • SC.O.2.1.07 – Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials.
    • SC.O.2.1.08 – Design and conduct simple investigations; observe, collect and record information using a variety of classification systems; describe trends of data; and make predictions based on that data.
    • SC.S.2.3 – Application of Science
      • SC.O.2.3.05 – Listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints while working in collaborative groups.

 

Third Grade:

  • SC.S.3.1 – Nature of Science
    • SC.O.3.1.01 – Recognize that scientific explanations may lead to new discoveries.
    • SC.O.3.1.04 – Demonstrate curiosity, initiative, and creativity by planning and conducting simple investigations.
    • SC.O.3.1.05 – Recognize that developing solutions to problems takes time, patience, and persistence through individual and cooperative ventures.
    • SC.O.3.1.8 – Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials.
    • SC.O.3.1.11 – Identify and control variables.
    • SC.S.3.3 – Application of Science
      • SC.O.3.3.09 – Listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints by engaging in collaborative activities and be willing to modify ideas when new and valid information is present.
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