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Science Standards

The United States has National Science Education Standards. Below are the science content standards for students in kindergarten through 4th grade. This lesson meets the following national standards:
Standard A: Science as Inquiry
Standard D: Earth and Space Science
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives. 

Each state has its own science content standards. Search McREL's database for your state standards.

A. Science as Inquiry

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry
B. Physical Science

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:
  • Properties of objects and materials
  • Position and motion of objects
  • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
C. Life Science

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
  • The characteristics of organisms
  • Life cycles of organisms
  • Organisms and environments
D. Earth and Space Science

As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:
  • Properties of earth materials
  • Objects in the sky
  • Changes in earth and sky
E. Science and Technology

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop:
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understanding about science and technology
  • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
F. Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
  • Personal health
  • Characteristics and changes in populations
  • Types of resources
  • Changes in environments
  • Science and technology in local challenges
G. History and Nature of Science

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
  • Science as a human endeavor

 

Reference

U.S. Standards
Science Content Standards K-4

England Science Curriculum
National Curriculum: Science