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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: Homeless
Seals

Gr. K-4: Organisms and
environments

Gr. 5-8: Populations and ecosystems

Ecosystem Dynamics,
Functioning, and Resilience

January

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

States of Matter:
Castles Made of Ice

Gr. K-4: Properties of
objects and materials

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

Structure and Properties of
Matter

February

EARTH SCIENCE

Fossils: The Truth
About T-Rex

Gr. K-4: Properties of
earth materials

Gr. 5-8: Earth's history

The History of Planet Earth

March

LIFE SCIENCE

Adaptations: Why
Humminngbirds Are
the World's Fastest
Flyers

Gr. K-4: Characteristics of
organisms

Gr. 5-8: Structure and
function in living systems

Structure and Function

April/May

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Forces and Motion:
World's Biggest Roller
Coaster

Gr. K-4: Position and motion
of objects

Gr. 5-8: Motions and forces

Relationship Between Energy
and Forces

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Science Spin magazine gets your students interested in the science topics you need to teach. This monthly supplement to Scholastic News connects incredible real-world science stories to your curriculum. Online videos, science review games, and skills sheets are also included with every issue to help you build scientific literacy and analytical thinking skills.

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SCIENCE REVIEW GAMES

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