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Ch 2: Science Standards for Western States

About This Chapter

This chapter has been developed as a resource for teachers in Western states who need to incorporate new science standards into their curriculum. You'll explore standards by grade level and find tips for adjusting your lesson plans.

Science Standards for Western States - Chapter Summary

There are new educational standards for science curriculum and this chapter has been created to help teachers learn about these standards and integrate these standards into their curricula. This chapter provides the science learning standards for a variety of grade levels from elementary school to high school. You'll find resources for the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

How It Helps

  • Enhances awareness: By utilizing these resources, you'll know exactly what the new science learning standards are for your state and the various grade levels you teach.
  • Provides guidance: You'll learn what changes you may need to make to your curriculum, and find helpful advice and strategies for aligning your lesson plans with the new science standards.
  • Meets educational standards: After reviewing these resources, you'll be able to develop lesson plans that meet the learning standards in your state.

Skills Covered

By utilizing this information, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the learning standards for science in your state across various grade levels
  • Develop a curriculum aligned with these new guidelines
  • Incorporate techniques and strategies into your lesson plans

33 Lessons in Chapter 2: Science Standards for Western States
Alaska State Standards for Science

1. Alaska State Standards for Science

Learn about Alaska's science standards for each core subject and grade level. You can also find science courses that may be helpful in supporting curricula for these classes.

Arizona Science Standards

2. Arizona Science Standards

You can learn about Arizona's science standards by checking out this article. Find out what students will learn at each grade level and check out resources designed to help students master these concepts.

Arizona Science Standards for 3rd Grade

3. Arizona Science Standards for 3rd Grade

Learn about Arizona's science standards for 3rd graders with this article. You'll be able to find out what students will learn in this grade. You'll also get information about complementary educational tools students can use with these standards.

Arizona Science Standards for 4th Grade

4. Arizona Science Standards for 4th Grade

Learn about the science standards Arizona uses for 4th grade with this article. Find out what students are expected to learn and access educational tools that can help kids study.

Arizona State Science Standards for 5th Grade

5. Arizona State Science Standards for 5th Grade

Under the Arizona Science Standards, teachers and parents alike can expect fifth grade students to deepen their understanding of key scientific disciplines and develop their research skills. Read on for more information about what areas the state science standards address and find useful study resources to help students review information covered in class.

Arizona Science Standards for 6th Grade

6. Arizona Science Standards for 6th Grade

This article can help you understand Arizona's science standards for 6th graders. Find helpful educational tools and check out exactly what students should learn in this grade.

7th Grade Arizona Science Standards

7. 7th Grade Arizona Science Standards

You can use this article to get familiar with the science standards for 7th grade in Arizona. Find out what 7th graders will learn and discover helpful science resources.

Arizona Science Standards for High School

8. Arizona Science Standards for High School

This article includes information about the science standards Arizona uses for high school. You'll find out what students learn at this level. There are also resources provided to help students study.

California Science Standards

9. California Science Standards

This article will provide you with information regarding the science standards used by the state of California. Find out when these standards were adopted, what students will study and discover useful educational resources.

4th Grade Science Standards in California

10. 4th Grade Science Standards in California

Discover the 4th grade science standards used in classrooms throughout California. Find out what content students will learn, and become familiar with resources that can help students develop their science skills.

5th Grade Science Standards in California

11. 5th Grade Science Standards in California

Information about the science standards used for 5th grade in California is provided in this article. Make sure you're familiar with what students will learn at this grade and discover study resources that can help students master these concepts.

California 8th Grade Science Standards

12. California 8th Grade Science Standards

Familiarize yourself with California's 8th grade science standards with this article. Learn about what students will study and go over some useful study options.

California Biology Standards for High School

13. California Biology Standards for High School

California's high school biology standards are covered by this article. Find out what students are expected to learn and access study resources that can help kids master this information.

Colorado Science Standards

14. Colorado Science Standards

Use this article to examine Colorado's science standards. You can find out what students will study from preschool to 12th grade. You'll also be able to learn about study resources that students can use at different grade levels.

Colorado Science Standards for 1st Grade

15. Colorado Science Standards for 1st Grade

You can learn about 1st grade science standards in Colorado by reading this article. Get information about what students will learn and consider some study options.

4th Grade Colorado Science Standards

16. 4th Grade Colorado Science Standards

Explore Colorado's science standards for 4th grade by checking out this article. You can find out what students will study in this grade and get information about resources that can help students master these concepts.

Colorado Science Standards for 5th Grade

17. Colorado Science Standards for 5th Grade

You can check out this article to learn more about Colorado's science standards for 5th grade. You'll find information regarding what 5th graders will study. Helpful learning resources are also provided.

8th Grade Colorado Science Standards

18. 8th Grade Colorado Science Standards

Colorado's science standards for 8th grade are covered by this article. Continue reading to find out what students will learn in this grade. You can also check out available study resources.

Colorado State Math Standards

19. Colorado State Math Standards

Colorado state math standards outline the mathematical skills and competencies students should master at different grade levels, from preschool through high school. Read on to learn about the structure and content of these standards.

Colorado State Standards for Social Studies

20. Colorado State Standards for Social Studies

Colorado's standards for social studies are covered in this article. Read to get information about what students will learn throughout their schooling and to find resources that will be beneficial to instructors and students.

Idaho Science Standards for 3rd Grade

21. Idaho Science Standards for 3rd Grade

You can check out this article when you're ready to learn about the 3rd grade science standards in Idaho. You'll get information about study options and find out what students are likely to learn in this grade.

Idaho Science Standards for 5th Grade

22. Idaho Science Standards for 5th Grade

Read this article when you're ready to learn about the science standards used for 5th grade in Idaho. Find information regarding what various scientific areas students will study in this grade and what additional resources are available to enhance learning.

New Mexico State Standards for Science

23. New Mexico State Standards for Science

The state of New Mexico provides science standards for all students in grades K-12. Read on to learn more about these standards and their impact on students.

Nevada State Science Standards

24. Nevada State Science Standards

The State of Nevada adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for science education in 2014. This article discusses those updates and presents resources that can help students meet these standards.

Oregon Science Standards

25. Oregon Science Standards

Prepare to learn about the science standards used in Oregon. This article covers what students will learn from kindergarten through 12th grade. It also provides information about study tools that students can access.

Oregon Science Standards for 3rd Grade

26. Oregon Science Standards for 3rd Grade

Learn about Oregon's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards with this article. Find out what these standards mean for 3rd graders and how you can help students to get a better understanding of what's being taught with these standards.

Oregon Science Standards for 5th Grade

27. Oregon Science Standards for 5th Grade

Make sure you understand Oregon's science standards for 5th grade by reading this article. Go over what students should learn in this grade and get information about educational resources that students can use.

Utah Science Standards

28. Utah Science Standards

This article can help you understand Utah's science standards. You'll also learn about educational resources that can help students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Utah Science Standards for 4th Grade

29. Utah Science Standards for 4th Grade

Read this article to get information about the science standards used for 4th grade in Utah. You can find out what students will learn in this grade and locate study resources.

Washington State Science Standards

30. Washington State Science Standards

Make sure you understand the science standards used in Washington State by checking out this article. Find out what students will study at different grade levels and learn about educational resources that can be used both in class and at home to help students succeed.

Washington State Science Standards for 2nd Grade

31. Washington State Science Standards for 2nd Grade

You can read this article when you're ready to learn about the recent changes to Washington's science standards for 2nd graders. Get information about what students will learn and find out how you can access helpful educational resources.

Washington State Science Standards for Grade 5

32. Washington State Science Standards for Grade 5

You can check out this article when you're ready to get information on Washington State's science standards for 5th grade. Find out what students will learn and discover educational resources to help your students master the scientific skills and knowledge outlined below.

Wyoming State Standards for Science

33. Wyoming State Standards for Science

Read this article to get information about the current science standards used in Wyoming, as well as potential changes to these standards. You'll find out what science topics students learn about throughout their schooling.

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