State Science Standards

Overall Themes in State Science Standards Grades K-5
  • Nature of Science and Engineering
  • Physical Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Life Science
Themes Specific to Grade Levels:
  1. Kindergarten
  2. Grade 1
  3. Grade 2
  4. Grade 3
  5. Grade 4
  6. Grade 5

Nature of Science and Engineering
  • Making Observations
  • Natural versus Man-made
Physical Science
  • Sorting objects and use reasoning to explain system
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Monitor seasonal and daily changes
  • Sun as source of heat and light
Life Science
  • Observable characteristics of living things
  • Components of natural systems