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MONTH

CURRICULUM TOPIC

NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION STANDARD

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARD

September

LIFE SCIENCE

Adaptations: Survival
Skills

Gr. K-4: Characteristics of
organisms

Gr. 5-8: Diversity and
adaptations of organisms

Adaptation

October

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Acids and Bases:
Deadly Waters!

Gr. K–4: Properties of objects
and materials
Gr. 5–8: Properties and
changes of properties in matter

Structure and Properties of
Matter

November

EARTH SCIENCE

Space: Solar System
Vacation

Gr. K-4: Objects in the sky

Gr. 5-8: Earth in the solar
system

Earth and the Solar System

December

LIFE SCIENCE

Ecosystems: Life
Without Ice?

Gr. K-4: Organisms and
environments

Gr. 5-8: Populations and ecosystems

Ecosystem Dynamics,
Functioning, and Resilience

January

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Forces of Motion:
Look Out Below!

Gr. K-4: Position
and motion of objects

Gr. 5-8: Motion and
forces

Forces and Motion

February

ENGINEERING

Engineering and
Design: Fire Suit of
the Future?

Gr. K-4: Understanding about science and technology

Gr. 5-8: Abilities of technological design

Developing Possible Solutions

March

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Heat Energy:
Chilling Out

Gr. K-4: Light, heat,
electricity, and
magnetism

Gr. 5-8: Transfer of
energy

Conservation of
Energy and Energy Transfer

April/May

LIFE SCIENCE

Ocean Life:
Deep-Sea Dive

Gr. K-4: Organisms
and environments

Gr. 5-8: Diversity
and adaptations of organisms

Interdependent
Relationships in
Ecosystems

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