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Ch 4: Science Standards for Southern States

About This Chapter

Each state in the southern U.S. has different science education guidelines that educators must be aware of. The resources in this chapter offers comprehensive overviews of the Next Generation Science Standards at different grade levels.

Science Standards for Southern States - Chapter Summary

Any educator who wishes to teach science in a southern state can use these resources to learn about the different science education guidelines for individual states and grade levels. Within this chapter are overviews of the standards for states including:

  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • Kentucky

Educators can use these resources to be sure that they understand not only the science education standards across different southern states, but also the standards at different grade levels within individual states. These resources include an overview of the standards as well as links to lessons that can be used in the classroom to help teach these standards.

How It Helps

  • Conforms to guidelines: These resources contain all necessary information on the specific science education guidelines for different southern states.
  • Provides grade-level standards: Educators looking to teach science in southern states can use these resources to learn about the necessary science standards for different grade levels.
  • Ensures outcomes: Once teachers are well-versed in the science education standards of their particular state, they will have a much easier time ensuring that their students achieve the necessary educational outcomes.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, teachers will be able to:

  • Understand the different science education guidelines in various southern states
  • Ensure that their lesson plans correspond to these guidelines
  • Construct specific science lesson plans for different grade levels
  • Maximize the learning outcomes for their students in science classes

38 Lessons in Chapter 4: Science Standards for Southern States
Alabama State Standards for Science

1. Alabama State Standards for Science

This article is to help in the understanding of the Alabama science standards. Read about grade level studies and courses expected from kindergarten to high school.

Arkansas Science Standards

2. Arkansas Science Standards

Get information about the current science standards used in Arkansas, as well as upcoming changes to these standards. You can also find study resources that can help students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Arkansas Science Standards for Kindergarten

3. Arkansas Science Standards for Kindergarten

In Arkansas, science standards for kindergarten include the subject areas of earth and space science, life science, physical science, and the nature of science. Read on to learn about these standards and the expectations for kindergartners in each subject area.

Arkansas Science Standards for First Grade

4. Arkansas Science Standards for First Grade

Get information about the new science standards used by Arkansas. Find out what 1st graders will learn and discover where to find educational resources they can use to review the physical, life and Earth science topics covered in class.

Florida Science Standards

5. Florida Science Standards

The Florida Science Standards, called the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, are designed to connect scientific knowledge, such as facts and theories, to scientific skills, such as observation and analysis. Read on to learn more about the Florida Science Standards for grades K-12.

2nd Grade Florida Science Standards

6. 2nd Grade Florida Science Standards

The Florida state science standards for 2nd grade encompasses all of the information that is expected for students to know by the time they exit the 2nd grade. A description of the bodies of knowledge and the standards associated with them is outlined below.

5th Grade Florida Science Standards

7. 5th Grade Florida Science Standards

The Florida Science Standards for fifth graders are developed using four Bodies of Knowledge, which are subcategorized into Big Ideas. These standards are developed to help students progressively develop their knowledge as they move through the grade levels. Read on to learn more about what fifth graders will learn in their Florida science courses.

8th Grade Florida Science Standards

8. 8th Grade Florida Science Standards

Eighth graders who meet the Florida Science Standards will have progressed through a series of benchmarks designed to advance the depth of their science knowledge. Read on to learn more about the specifics of the Florida Science Standards for eighth graders.

Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

9. Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

The Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) were created with the goal of providing increased challenges to students and to prepare them for college and careers. Read on to learn more about how these standards are structured. Also, find links to additional resources on Study.com to learn more about individual subjects.

Florida State Standards for Math

10. Florida State Standards for Math

Develop an understanding of Florida's math standards by reading this article. You can find out what students will be studying from kindergarten to 12th grade. You'll also find links that lead to helpful educational resources.

Florida State Standards for Language Arts

11. Florida State Standards for Language Arts

Language arts standards for the state of Florida cover a wide variety of areas in order to ensure that each student is developing a well-rounded understanding of the subject. Read on for a sampling of the standards for kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school.

Georgia Science Standards

12. Georgia Science Standards

Check out Georgia's science standards with this article. You can find out what students will study from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Helpful learning resources are also provided.

Georgia Science Standards for Kindergarten

13. Georgia Science Standards for Kindergarten

Get familiar with Georgia's science standards for kindergarteners with this article. You can discover what kids in this grade should study and find helpful educational tips.

First Grade Georgia Science Standards

14. First Grade Georgia Science Standards

Get familiar with Georgia's science standards for first grade with this article. You can discover what students will learn in this grade and explore educational resources that can be used in or outside of the classroom.

Third Grade Georgia Science Standards

15. Third Grade Georgia Science Standards

Check out Georgia's science standards for third graders with this article. Find out what students in this grade will study and learn about useful educational resources.

4th Grade Georgia Science Standards

16. 4th Grade Georgia Science Standards

Explore the 4th grade science standards used by the state of Georgia with this article. You can explore the main topics students will cover, as well as the skills they'll need to maintain.

Georgia Biology Standards

17. Georgia Biology Standards

Georgia offers biology as a high school course. Make sure you understand the standards that guide this class by checking out this article. Find out what students will learn in class and explore study options that can help them master these scientific concepts.

Georgia High School Biology Standards

18. Georgia High School Biology Standards

This article covers Georgia's biology standards for high schoolers. Find out what students should learn in biology and access online study options that can help students master these concepts.

Georgia Physical Science Standards

19. Georgia Physical Science Standards

The state of Georgia has specific grade-level standards for the subject of science. Read on to learn more about physical science standards, what concepts they entail and how they progress from kindergarten through high school.

Kentucky Science Standards

20. Kentucky Science Standards

Read this article when you're ready to learn more about the science standards used in Kentucky. You can get information about what students are expected to learn and find study options that can help students excel.

Kentucky Science Standards for Kindergarten

21. Kentucky Science Standards for Kindergarten

Reading this article can help you learn about the science standards for kindergarten in Kentucky. Find study options and get information about what kids will work on in this grade.

Kentucky Science Standards for 3rd Grade

22. Kentucky Science Standards for 3rd Grade

Find out what science standards Kentucky uses for 3rd grade by reading this article. Get information about what students will learn and find out how they can get study help.

Kentucky Science Standards for 4th Grade

23. Kentucky Science Standards for 4th Grade

Get information about Kentucky's science standards for 4th grade with this article. You can find out what students will learn in this grade. You'll also find links to educational resources that can support kids in 4th grade.

Maryland State Standards for Science

24. Maryland State Standards for Science

Maryland uses the Next Generation Science Standards to provide a learning structure that enables students to grasp the scientific principles and skills needed for higher education or careers. Learn more about the framework and guiding principles of Maryland's science standards.

North Carolina State Standards for Social Studies

25. North Carolina State Standards for Social Studies

Get information about some of the learning objectives outlined for North Carolina public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade social studies classes. You can also learn where to find study resources to help improve your students' understanding of the topics covered in class.

Oklahoma State Standards for Social Studies

26. Oklahoma State Standards for Social Studies

Examine Oklahoma's standards for social studies standards and find out what students in Oklahoma will be learning throughout their K-12 education. Get info on additional resources students can use to improve their knowledge of social studies.

South Carolina Science Standards

27. South Carolina Science Standards

Check out South Carolina's science standards with this article. Find out what students will study in different grades and learn about useful educational tips.

South Carolina Biology Standards

28. South Carolina Biology Standards

Explore the biology standards used in South Carolina classrooms. Find out what high school students will learn in this class and get information about study resources for this subject.

Fourth Grade South Carolina Science Standards

29. Fourth Grade South Carolina Science Standards

Study South Carolina's science standards for 4th graders with this article. You can check out the concepts, core standards and important scientific practices that students focus on in this grade.

6th Grade South Carolina Science Standards

30. 6th Grade South Carolina Science Standards

Get familiar with South Carolina's 6th grade science standards by checking out this article. You can find out what students should study and how their performance will be measured in this grade.

Tennessee Science Standards

31. Tennessee Science Standards

Tennessee's science standards for K-12th grade cover a wide array of scientific disciplines. They also outline the technology, engineering and inquiry skills students should work on in each grade. Find information about these standards and access links to educational resources in the article below.

First Grade Tennessee Science Standards

32. First Grade Tennessee Science Standards

Stay up-to-date with the science learning standards established by the Tennessee Department of Education for first grade, and find resources for keeping your curriculum aligned with these standards.

Tennessee Science Standards for 3rd Grade

33. Tennessee Science Standards for 3rd Grade

It's important for teachers in Tennessee to stay informed about educational standards in their state. Learn about science standards for third grade students and check out resources for aligning your curriculum.

Tennessee Science Standards for 8th Grade

34. Tennessee Science Standards for 8th Grade

Check out Tennessee's science standards for 8th graders with this article. Increase your understanding of what students at this grade level are expected to learn.

Texas Science Standards

35. Texas Science Standards

This article discusses the science standards used by the state of Texas. You can find out what students will study throughout their schooling and learn about online study resources.

WV Next Generation Standards for Math

36. WV Next Generation Standards for Math

West Virginia's new math standards were adopted statewide starting with the 2014/2015 school year. Read on for an overview of this new system, including a look at the content standards in several key grades.

WV College & Career Readiness Standards for Social Studies

37. WV College & Career Readiness Standards for Social Studies

West Virginia Schools are taking social studies into a new direction for future generations. To read more about what this means for students and for an overview of the key concepts covered by grade area, check out this article.

WV Next Generation Standards for Science

38. WV Next Generation Standards for Science

Effective for the 2016/2017 school year, West Virginia has adopted Next Generation Standards (WV NxGen) for use in its K-12 public school classrooms. These standards apply to all academic subjects, including science. Read on for a content overview of these new science standards.

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