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NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION STANDARDS

All Grades
A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
A2: Understanding about scientific inquiry
E: Science and Technology: Identify a problem and propose a solution, communicate a problems, design and solution

Grades K-4
C1:The characteristics of organisms
C2: Life cycles of organisms
C3: Organisms and environments
D1 Properties of earth materials
E1: Abilities of technological design
E2: Understanding about science and technology
F1: Characteristics and changes in populations
F2: Types of resources
F3: Changes in environments
F4: Science and technology in local challenges

Grades 5-8
B1: Properties and changes of properties in matter
C1: Structure and function in living systems
C3: Regulation and behavior
C4: Populations and ecosystems
C5: Diversity and adaptations of organisms
D: Earth and Space Science, Structure of the Earth System
F: Population, Resources and Environments

Grades 9-12
C1: Interdependence of organisms
C3: Behavior of organisms
F1: personal and community health
F2: Population growth
F3: Natural resources
F4: Environmental quality
F5: Natural and human-induced hazards
F6: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
G1: Science as a human endeavor
G2: Nature of scientific knowledge


NEW YORK STATE SCIENCE CORE CURRICULUM STANDARDS

Grades 9-12

The Living Environment
Standard 4: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Key Idea 1: Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things. 1.1b, 1.1c, 1.1d, 1.1e, 1.1f
Key Idea 5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life. 5.1a, 5.1b, 5.1c, 5.1d
Key Idea 6: Plants and animals depend on each other and their physical environment. 6.1a, 6.1b, 6.1c, 6.1d, 6.2b, 6.3a, 6.3c
Key Idea 7: Human decisions and activities have had a profound impact on the physical and living environment. 7.1a, 7.1b, 7.1c, 7.2a, 7.2b, 7.2c, 7.3a, 7.3b

Physical Setting/Earth Science
Standard 4: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Key Idea 1: The Earth and celestial phenomena can be described by principles of relative motion and perspective. 1.1a, 1.1i, 1.2e, 1.2f, 1.2g
Key Idea 2: Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, and land. 2.1a, 2.1c, 2.1d, 2.1i, 2.1u, 2.2b, 2.2c


NEW YORK CITY SCOPE & SEQUENCE

Kindergarten
Unit 1: Exploring Properties
  • Observe and describe physical properties of objects using all of the appropriate senses. Unit 4: Trees Through the Seasons
  • Identify the basic needs of organisms to live and thrive.
Unit 3: Animals
  • Identify the basic needs of organisms to live and thrive.

Grade1
Unit 1: Properties of Matter
  • Observe and describe the three states of matter.
  • Observe and describe how water evaporates when left in an open container.
  • Predict, observe, and examine different substances to determine their ability to mix with water.
  • Test objects to determine whether they sink or float.

Grade 2
Unit 2: Earth Materials
  • Explore how erosion and deposition are the result of interactions between air, wind, water, and land.
Unit 3: Plant Diversity
  • Describe the basic needs of plants (light, air, water, soil).

Grade 3
Unit 1: Matter
  • Describe and compare the physical properties of matter.
Unit 4: Plant and Animal Adaptations
  • Describe how all living things grow, take in nutrients, breathe, reproduce, and eliminate waste.

Grade 4
Unit 1: Animals and Plants and Their Environment
  • Explore how plants manufacture food by utilizing air, water, and energy from the sun.
  • Identify populations within a community that are in competition with one another for resources.
  • Describe how the health, growth, and development of organisms are affected by environmental conditions such as availability of food, water, air, space, shelter, heat, and sunlight.
  • Describe the way that humans depend on their natural and constructed environment and have changed their environment over time.
  • Identify examples where human activity has had a beneficial or harmful effect on other organisms.
Unit 3: Properties of Water: What Makes Water So Special?
Entire unit is relevant.

Unit 4: Interactions of Air, Water, and Land
  • Observe, investigate, and record examples of physical and chemical weathering
  • Describe how erosional processes cause surface changes to the land.
  • Describe and illustrate the natural processes by which water is recycled on Earth.

Grade 5
Unit 3: Food and Nutrition
  • Recognize that: Good health habits include hand washing and personal cleanliness; The health, growth, and development of organisms are affected by environmental conditions such as the availability of food, air, water, space, shelter, heat, and sunlight.
Unit 4: Exploring Ecosystems
  • Observe and describe how plants use air, water, and energy from the sun to produce their own food.
  • Describe the way humans depend on their natural environment, and have changed their environment over time.
  • Identify examples where human activity has had a beneficial or harmful effect on other organisms.

Grade 6
Unit 2: Weather
  • Properties of matter
  • Heating and cooling events
  • Weather is the result of complex interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.
  • Hydrosphere/atmosphere interactions: water cycle, precipitation.
Unit 4: Interdependence
  • Effects of environmental changes on humans and other populations.

Grade 7
Unit 1: Geology
  • Earth as a system: layers and composition of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.
Unit 2: Interactions Between Matter and Energy
  • Properties of sound and light (wave behavior).
  • Properties of matter.
  • Physical and chemical changes
  • Understanding chemical reactions: photosynthesis and respiration.

Grade 8
Unit 2: Humans and Their Environment: Needs and Tradeoffs
  • Natural resources and energy: energy needs, renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, material needs, renewable and nonrenewable sources of materials.
  • Environmental concerns: acquisition and depletion of resources, global warming, water pollution, impact on other organisms, etc.
  • Nutrition and food choices: impact on the environment and our health: environmental toxins, habitat destruction, overfishing, water depletion and pollution, etc.
Unit 3: Earth, Sun, Moon System
  • Seasons and cycles: Tides

NATIONAL CURRICULUM STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

Thematic
l. Culture
ll. Time, Continuity, and Change
lll. People, Places and Environments
lV. Individual Development and Identity
V. Individual Groups and Institutions
Vll. Power, Authority, and Governance
Vll. Production, Distribution, and Consumption
Vlll. Science, Technology and Society
lX. Global Connections
X. Civic Ideals and Practices


NEW YORK CITY MATHEMATICS STANDARDS

M1: Arithmetic and Number Concepts
M1c: Estimates, approximates, round off
M1e: Describe and compare quantities by using simple decimals

M2: Geometry and Measurements Concepts
M2e: Solve problems by showing relationship between and among figures
M2g: Use basic ways of estimating and measuring the size of figures and objects in the real world.

M4: Statistics and Probability Concepts
M4a: Collect and organize data
M4c: Make statements and draw simple conclusions

M5: Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning
M5a: Formulation
M5b: Implementation
M5c: Conclusion

M6: Mathematical Skills and Tools
M6a: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers correctly
M6: Estimate numerically and spatially
M6g: Read, create and represent data

M7: Mathematical Communication
M7d: Consider purpose and audience when communicating about mathematics

M8: Putting Mathematics to Work
M8a: Data Study
M8b: Science Study
M8d: Management and planning

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