Overview

Action Plan

Teacher Resources

Student Activities

Other Resources

About the Author

 


Standards

Below are the United States National Science Education content standards for students in 5th to 8th grade. This online Action Guide can help you meet the following national science standards:
Standard A: Science as Inquiry
Standard D: Earth and Space Science
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives. 

Each state in the United States has its own science content standards. You can search McREL's database for specific state standards. At the bottom of this page you can find links to the web pages for the U.S. Science Standards and the National Science Curriculum for England. A link to the K-4 U.S. Science Standards covered by the Water Savers Resource is also available.

A. Science as Inquiry

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students
should develop an understanding of:

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry
B. Physical Science

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students
should develop an understanding of:

  • Properties and changes in properties in matter
  • Motions and forces
  • Transfer of energy
C. Life Science

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students
should develop an understanding of:

  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Reproduction and heredity
  • Regulation and behavior
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
D. Earth and Space Science

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students
should develop an understanding of:

  • Structure of the earth system
  • Earth's history
  • Earth in the solar system
E. Science and Technology

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students
should develop an understanding of:

  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understandings about science and technology
F. Science in Personal and Social Perspective

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students
should develop an understanding of:

  • Personal health
  • Populations, resources, and environments
  • Natural hazards
  • Risks and benefits
  • Science and technology in society
G. History and Nature of Science

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students
should develop an understanding of:

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of science
  • History of science

National US Science Standards
Science Content Standards 5-8

England Science Curriculum
National Curriculum: Science

Back to top