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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

LIFE SCIENCE

Ecosystems:
Lost Snowy Owls

Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning,
and Resilience

Gr. K-4: Organisms and
environments

Gr. 5-8: Populations and ecosystems

February

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Phases of Matter:
Ice Art

Influence of Engineering, Technology, and
Science on Society and the
Natural World

Gr. K-4: Properties of
objects and materials

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

March

EARTH SCIENCE

Space:
Living on Mars?

Earth and the Solar System

Gr. K-4: Objects in the sky

Gr. 5-8: Earth in the
solar system

April

EARTH SCIENCE

Climate:
Battling the Drought

The Roles of Water in
Earth’s Surface Processes

Gr. K-4: Populations, resources, and environments

Gr. 5-8: Structure of the earth

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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