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IMAX Films Standards

School Programs – Alignment to CA State Standards

Each film may be used to supplement lesson plans that work towards meeting the California Science Content Standards listed after each title.


Adventures in Wild California

Kindergarten: Life Science: 2a, 2c; Earth Science: 3a, 3b, 3c
Grade 1: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e; Earth Science: 3a, 3b, 3c
Grade 2: Physical Science: 1c, 1e; Life Science: 2a, 2e; Earth Science: 3b, 3e
Grade 3: Life Science: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e


Africa: The Serengeti

Grade 4: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c
Grade 5: Life Science: 2a; Earth Science: 5c
Grade 6: Life Science: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e
Grade 7: Life Science: 3a, 3e
Grades 9-12: Life Science: 6a, 6b, 6c, 6e, 6f, 8a, 8b


Alaska

Grade 4: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c
Grade 5: Life Science: 2a
Grade 6: Life Science: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e
Grade 7: Life Science: 3a, 3e
Grades 9-12: Life Science: 6a, 6b, 6c, 6e, 6f, 8a, 8b; Earth Science: 5a, 5b, 5d, 6a, 6b, 6c


Amazing Journeys

Kindergarten: Life Science: 2a, 2c; Earth Science: 3b, 3c; Investigation and Experimentation: 4a
Grade 1: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2c; Earth Science: 3b
Grade 2: Life Science: 2b, 2d
Grade 3: Life Science: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d
Grade 4: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 3b
Grade 5: Earth Science: 4b, 4d
Grade 6: Life Science: 5b, 5c, 5d,5e
Grades 9-12: Life Science: 6b, 6c


Born to be Wild

Kindergarten: Life Science: 2a, 2c
Grade 1: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2c
Grade 2: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
Grade 3: Life Science: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e
Grade 4: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b
Grade 6: Life Science: 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e
Grades 9-12: Life Science: 6a, 6b, 6c, 6e, 6f


Bugs

Kindergarten: Life Science: 2a, 2c; Investigation and Experimentation: 4a
Grade 1: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
Grade 2: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 2d
Grade 3: Life Science: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d


Coral Reef Adventure

Kindergarten: Life Science: 2a, 2c; Earth Science: 3a, 3c; Investigation & Experimentation: 4a
Grade 1: Life Science: 2a, 2b
Grade 2: Life Science: 2 a, 2b, 2c, 2d
Grade 3: Life Science: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d
Grade 4: Life Science: 2a, 2b, 3b
Grade 5: Earth Science: 3a, 3d
Grade 6: Life Science: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e
Grades 9-12: Life Science: 6a, 6b, 6c


Cosmic Voyage

Grade 4

Life Science: Microorganisms

Physical Science: Atoms, electrons

Grade 5

Physical Science: Properties of matter, atoms and molecules,

Earth Science: Orbits, planets and moons, gravity, solar system

Grade 6

Earth Science: Energy, radiation

Grades 7-12

Life Science: DNA structure, microorganisms, evolution

Physical Science: Atoms and molecules, properties of matter, energy, subatomic particles, light

Earth Science: Astronomical units, structure of the universe, galaxies, star formation


Deep Sea

Grade 3

Life Science: Adaptations, Environments

Grade 4

Life Science: Organisms, Food chains, Ecosystems

Earth Science: Waves, Water

Grade 5

Life Science: Plant and animal structures

Earth: Water cycle, oceans

Grade 6

Earth: Water, Waves

Life: Ecosystems, Food webs, Biomes

Grades 7-9

Life Science: Environments, Physiology, Organisms, Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Adaptations

Earth Science: Oceans, Currents, Climate

Physical Science: Chemistry of living things


Dolphins

Kindergarten

Life Science: appearance, behavior, structure

Grade 1

Life Science: Plants and animals, environments

Grade 2

Life Science: Reproduction, variation

Physical Science: Position, motion

Grade 3

Life Science: Diversity, adaptations, environments

Physical Science: Sound, waves

Grade 4

Life Science: Food webs, ecosystems, survival

Grade 5

Life Science: Structures

Earth Science: Earth’s water, oceans

Grade 6

Life Science: Ecosystems, food webs, environments

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Diversity, structures, ecosystems, food webs

Physical Science: Waves


Everest

Grade 4

Earth Science: Change in Earth's surface, landforms

Grade 5

Earth Science: Severe weather patterns

Grade 6

Earth Science: Weather Patterns

Grade 7

Earth Science: Effect of catastrophic events on Earth

Grades 9-12

Earth Science: Dynamic Earth processes


Flight of the Butterflies

California Content Standards: Grade K: Life Sciences 2: 2a-c Investigation and Experimentation 4; Grade 1: Life Sciences 2: 2a-e Investigation and Experimentation 4; Grade 2: Life Sciences 2: 2a-f Investigation and Experimentation 4; Grade 3: Life Sciences 3: 3a-e, Investigation and Experimentation 4; Grade 4: Life Sciences 2: 2a-c 3a-d, Investigation and Experimentation 6; Grade 5: Life Sciences 2a, f-g, Investigation and Experimentation 6; Grade 6: Ecology 5a-e, Investigation and Experimentation 7; Grade 7: Cell Biology: 1a, d, f Genetics 2a-e, Evolution 3a, e, Investigation and Experimentation 7; Grade 8: Investigation and Experimentation 9; Grades 9-12: Ecology 6a-c, f, g Investigation and Experimentation 12


Forces of Nature

California Content Standards: Grade 4: 4, 5, 5a; Grade 5: 3, 3c; Grade 6: 1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1g, 2, 2d, 3, 3a, 3c, 4, 4c, 4d, 4e; Grade 7: 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4f


Grand Canyon Adventure

Grade 4

Life Science: Ecosystems, adaptations

Earth Science: Rock cycle, landforms, weathering, erosion

Grade 5

Physical Science: Elements, states of matter

Earth Science: Weather, distribution and origin of water sources

Grade 6

Earth Science: Topography, weathering, dynamic systems

Life Science: Ecosystems, conservation of resources

Grades 7-12

Earth Science: Rock cycle, catastrophic events, geologic processes, plate tectonics


Hidden Universe

California Content Standards: Grade 3: Physical Sciences 2.b, 2.d; Earth Sciences: 4.a, 4.c-e Grade 5: Physical Sciences 1.b, 1.h; Earth Sciences 5.a-c Grade 7: Physical Sciences 6.a, 6.d, 6.f; Earth Sciences 4.b Grade 8: Physical Sciences 2.g; Earth Sciences 4.a-e Grades 9-12: Earth Sciences 1.a, 1.b, 1.d-g, 2.a-d, 2.f, 2.g


Hubble

California Content Standards: Grade 3: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, Grade 5: 5a, 5b, 5c, Grade 6: 4a, 4b, Grade 7: 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f, 6g, Grade 8: 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e


Human Body

Grade 4

Life Science: Food chains, Energy

Grade 5

Life Science: Transport of materials, Circulation, Digestion, Respiration, Cells, Energy

Grade 6

Life Science: Energy and nutrients, Food webs


Humpback Whales

California Content Standards:
Kindergarten:
LS.2c
Grade 1: LS.2a, LS.2c, LS.2d
Grade 2: LS.2a
Grade 3: LS.3b, LS.3d
Grade 4: LS.3b
Grade 6: LS.5b

Next Generation Science Standards: Disciplinary Core Ideas-LS2.A (Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems), LS2.B (Cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems), LS2.C (Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience), LS4.B (Natural Selection), LS4.C (Adaptation)


Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar

California Content Standards: Grade 1: Life Sciences 2.a, 2.c; Grade 2: Life Sciences 2.c, 2.d; Grade 4: Life Sciences 3.a-c; Grade 7: Life Sciences 3.a, 3.c; High School: Life Sciences 6.a, 7.d, 8.b, 8.d


Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean

California Content Standards:
Grade 3:
LS.3a, LS.3b, LS.3c
Grade 4: LS.2b, LS.3a
Grade 6: LS.5a, LS.5b, LS.5c


Journey into Amazing Caves

Grade 4

Life Science: Ecosystems, Adaptations, Microorganisms

Earth Science: Rock cycle, Landforms, Weathering, Erosion, Freezing

Grade 5

Life Science: Organisms

Earth Science: Weather, Water

Grade 6

Earth Science: Geology, Topography, Pressure, Ecosystems, Organisms

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Organisms, Environmental Evolution, Earth Processes, Rock Cycle, Geology, Biodiversity, Mutations, Body Systems

Physical Science: Physical processes, Organisms


Journey to Space

California Content Standards:
Grade 3:
ES.4d
Grade 5: ES.5a, ES.5b
Grade 8: ES.4a, ES.4b, ES.4e
Grade 9-12: ES.1a, ES.1d, ES.1g, ES.2a, ES.2b


Journey to the South Pacific

California Content Standards: Grade 1: 1.2a,b,c Grade 2: 2.2d Grade 3: 3.3.b,c,d Grade 4: 4.3.a,b Grade 6: 6.5.a,b,c,d,e Grade 7: 7.3a


Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

California Content Standards: Grade 3: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3; Grade 5: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.8, 5.8.3;Grade 8: 8.6.1, 8.8, 8.8.2, 8.12.1, 8.12.2


Mummies: Secrets of Pharaohs

Grade 4

Life Science: Ecosystems

Earth Science: Rock cycle, Landforms

Grade 5

Earth Science: Water cycle

Grade 6

Earth Science: Topography, Dynamic systems

Life Science: Ecosystems

Social Science: Egypt’s river systems

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Biodiversity, Ecology, DNA structure, Microorganisms, Evolution

Earth Science: Catastrophic events, Geologic processes


Mysteries of Egypt

Grade 4

Earth Science: Rocks, Minerals, Land Surface

Grade 6

Earth Science: Topography

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Earth and life history, Evidence from rocks, Dynamic Earth processes


Mystery of the Nile

Grade 4

Life Science: Ecosystems

Earth Science: Shaping Earth’s surface

Grade 5

Earth Science: Water cycle

Grade 6

Earth Science: Topography, Dynamic systems

Life Science: Ecosystems

Social Science: Egypt’s river systems

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Biodiversity, Ecology

Earth Science: Earth processes


Stormchasers

Grade 3

Earth: weather patterns, sun position, seasons

Grade 4

Earth: Changes in Earth's Surface, Weathering

Grade 5

Earth: Water Cycle, Atmospheric Circulation, Weather, Severe Weather Pattern, Weather Maps.

Grade 6

Earth: Topography, Weathering, Dynamic Systems

Grade 7

Earth: Effects of Catastrophic Events on Earth

Grade 9-12

Earth: Dynamic Earth Processes, Energy Transfer in Weather


The Living Sea

Kindergarten

Life Science: Plants, Animals, Similarities and differences, Structures

Earth Science: Oceans

Grade 1

Life Science: Plants, Animals

Earth Science: Weather

Grade 2

Life Science: Plants, Animals, Environments

Grade 3

Life Science: Adaptations, Environments

Grade 4

Life Science: Organisms, Food chains, Ecosystems

Earth Science: Waves, Water

Grade 5

Life Science: Plant and animal structures

Earth: Water cycle, oceans

Grade 6

Earth: Water, Waves

Life: Ecosystems, Food webs, Biomes

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Environments, Physiology, Organisms, Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Adaptations

Earth Science: Oceans, Currents, Climate

Physical Science: Chemistry of living things


To the Arctic

California Content Standards: Kindergarten: 1:a-c ,2, 3b Grade 1: 2a-c Grade 2: 2a-d Grade 3: 3a-e Grade 4: 2a-b, 3a-b, 5a-c Grade 5: 3a-d Grades 9-12: 8b-c


Tornado Alley

Grade 4

Earth: Changes in Earth's Surface, Weathering

Grade 5

Earth: Water Cycle, Atmospheric Circulation, Weather, Severe Weather Pattern, Weather Maps.

Grade 6

Earth: Topography, Weathering, Dynamic Systems

Grade 7

Earth: Effects of Catastrophic Events on Earth

Grade 9-12

Earth: Dynamic Earth Processes, Energy Transfer in Weather


Under the Sea

Grade 2

Life Science: Reproduction, variation

Physical Science: Position, motion

Grade 3

Life Science: Diversity, adaptations, environments

Physical Science: Sound, waves

Grade 4

Life Science: Food webs, ecosystems, survival

Grade 5

Life Science: Structures

Earth Science: Earth’s water, oceans

Grade 6

Life Science: Ecosystems, food webs, environments

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Diversity, structures, ecosystems, food webs

Physical Science: Waves


Yellowstone

Grade 4

Life Science: Food webs, ecosystems, survival

Grade 5

Life Science: Structures

Grade 6

Life Science: Ecosystems, food webs, environments

Grades 7-12

Life Science: Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Population fluctuations, Variation within species