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MONTH

CURRICULUM TOPIC

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARD

NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION STANDARD

September

LIFE SCIENCE

Adaptations:
Big Bite!

Adaptation

Gr. K-4: Characteristics of
organisms

Gr. 5-8: Diversity and
adaptations of organisms

October

ENGINEERING

Design Solutions:
Robo Animals

Engineering Design

Gr. K-4: Abilities of
Technological Design

Gr. 5-8: Abilities of
Technological Design

November

EARTH SCIENCE

Landforms:
Cool Caves

Structure and Properties
of Matter

Gr. K-4: Properties of earth materials

Gr. 5-8: Structure of
the earth

January

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Forces and Motion:
Dogsled Racers

Forces and Motion

Gr. K-4: Position and
motion of objects

Gr. 5-8: Motions and forces

February

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Chemistry:
Valentine’s Day
Candy Chemistry

Chemical Reactions

Gr. K-4: Properties of
objects and materials

Gr. 5-8: Properties and
changes of properties
in matter

March

LIFE SCIENCE

Ecosystems:
Forest Critter Showdown

Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Gr. K-4: Organisms and environments

Gr. 5-8: Populations
and ecosystems

April

LIFE SCIENCE

Science Jobs:
Meet a Spider Scientist

Variation of Traits

Gr. K-4: Understandings about scientific inquiry

Gr. 5-8: Understandings about scientific inquiry

May

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Forces and Motion:
Coaster Free Fall

Relationship Between
Energy and Forces

Gr. K-4: Position and
motion of objects

Gr. 5-8: Motions and
forces

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