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MONTH

CURRICULUM TOPIC

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARD

NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION STANDARD

September

LIFE SCIENCE

Ecosystems:
The Buzz with Bees

Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Gr. K-4: Organisms and environments

Gr. 5-8: Populations and ecosystems

October

ENGINEERING

Design Solutions:
3-D Printed Dog

Energy in Chemical Processes
and Everyday Life

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

Gr. 5-8: Motions and forces

November

EARTH SCIENCE

Space:
Living in Space

Earth and the Solar System

Gr. K-4: Objects in the sky

Gr. 5-8: Earth in the
solar system

January

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Energy and Forces:
Machine Creatures

Relationship Between Energy
and Forces

Gr. K-4: Position and motion of objects

Gr. 5-8: Motions and forces

February

EARTH SCIENCE

Landforms:
America’s Ice Caves

Earth Materials and Systems

Gr. K-4: Properties of earth materials

Gr. 5-8: Structure of the earth system

March

LIFE SCIENCE

Heredity:
Ancient Animals

Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Gr. K-4: Characteristics of organisms

Gr. 5-8: Diversity and adaptations of organisms

April

LIFE SCIENCE

Adaptations:
Tiny Tough Critters

Adaptation

Gr. K-4: Characteristics of organisms

Gr. 5-8: Diversity and adaptations of organisms

May

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Forces and Motion:
Sports Sensors

Relationship Between
Energy and Forces

Gr. K-4: Position and motion of objects

Gr. 5-8: Motions and forces

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