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Outreach Programs Standards

School Programs – Alignment to CA State Standards

Each workshop is designed to supplement units of study that work towards meeting the California Science Content Standards and Next Generation Science Standards listed after each title.


Program Standards

 

  NGSS Standards California
Science Standards
Adventurous Architects 2-PS1-3,  3-5-ETS1-1 2-IE-4G,  3-IE-5A,  4-IE-6D
Body Works 4-LS1-1,  MS-LS1-3 5-LS-2B,  5-LS-2C
Chemistry Concepts 5-PS1-3,  5-PS1-4 5-PS-1F
Electric Avenue 3-PS2-3 4-PS-1A,  4-PS-1C
Energy Explorers 4-PS3-2,  MS-PS4-2 3-PS-1A,  3-PS-1B,  3-PS-1C
Fantastic Forces 3-PS2-1,  3-PS2-2,  5-PS2-1 2-PS-1C,  3-PS-1C
Forces in Action MS-PS2-2 7-IE-7C,  8-PS-1A,  8-PS-2E
Forensic Detectives 5-PS1-3,  MS-PS2-2 4-IE-6F,  5-PS-1F,  6-IE-7E
Habitats 2-LS4-1,  3-LS4-3 K-LS-2A,  1-LS-2A
Insect Inspectors 3-LS4-2 K-LS-2C,  1-LS-2D,  3-LS-3A
Making Sense of It All 2-PS1-1 K-IE-4A
Sensational Solar System MS-ESS1-1,  MS-ESS1-2,  MS-ESS1-3 3-ES-4B,  3-ES-4D,  5-ES-5B
Sound Science 1-PS4-1 2-PS-1G,  3-PS-1D
States of Matter 2-PS1-1 K-PS-1B,  K-PS-1C
Superhero Genetics MS-LS3-1 6-IE-7C,  7-LS-2D
Weather Watchers K-ESS2-1 K-ES-3B,  1-ES-3A,  1-ES-3C

 


States of Matter

Kindergarten

Physical Science: Properties of materials

Investigation and Experimentation: Properties of objects, comparing and sorting, communicating observations


Insect Inspectors

Kindergarten

Life Science: Appearance, Behavior, Structure

Investigation and Experimentation: Observations, properties of objects, comparing and sorting, communicating observations

Grade 1

Life Science: Environments, adaptations, consumers

Investigation and Experimentation: Performing investigations, observations, relative positions

Grade 2

Life Science: Variation, life cycles, characteristics

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, comparing and sorting, recording data, following oral instruction

Grade 3

Life Science: Adaptations, diversity, structure

Investigation and Experimentation: Repeat investigation, use numerical data, predict, and collect data

Grade 4

Life Science: Ecosystems, adaptations, consumers, symbiotic relationships

Investigation and Experimentation: Interpretation, observations, formulate predictions, conduct investigations


Sound Science

Kindergarten

Physical Science: Physical properties

Investigation and Experimentation: Observing objects, using senses, comparing and sorting.

Grade 1

Physical Science: Matter

Investigation and Experimentation: Observing objects, using senses, comparing and sorting.

Grade 2

Physical Science: Motion, forces, sound

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, measuring, comparing and sorting, following instructions.

Grade 3

Physical Science: Energy, motion, matter

Investigation and Experimentation: Repeating observations, predicting, collecting data.


 

Fantastic Forces

Grade 2

Physical Science: Forces, motion, tools, gravity

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, measurement, comparing, following instructions

Grade 3

Physical Sciences: Energy, motion

Investigation and Experimentation: Repeating observations, collecting and analyzing numerical data, describing and comparing

Grade 4

Investigation and Experimentation: Measuring and estimating, formulating predictions, conducting multiple trials, graphing, following instructions

Grade 5

Earth Science: Gravity

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing testable questions, planning investigations, identifying variables


Sensational Solar System

Grade 3

Physical Sciences: Light, energy

Earth Sciences: Moon, lunar cycle, planets, orbits, Sun

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, repeating observations, using numerical data, collecting and analyzing data

Grade 4

Earth Science: Landforms

Investigation and Experimentation: Differentiating observation from inference, measuring and estimating, formulating predictions, conducting multiple trials, following instructions

Grade 5

Physical Science: Matter, physical properties

Earth Science: Sun, planets, satellites, orbits, gravity

Investigation and Experimentation: Planning and conducting investigations, classifying


Energy Explorers

Grade 3

Physical Science: Light, energy

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, repeating observations, using numerical data, collecting and analyzing data

Grade 4

Physical Science: Electricity, conversion of electrical energy

Investigation and Experimentation: Differentiating observation from inference, measuring and estimating, formulating predictions, conducting multiple trials, following instructions

Grade 5

Physical Science: Matter, physical and chemical properties

Investigation and Experimentation: Planning and conducting investigations, classifying, recording data, draw conclusions

Grade 6

Physical science: Heat flow, energy, solar radiation, resources

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing hypotheses, selecting tools, communicating results, evaluating evidence and proposing explanations


Forensic Detectives

Grade 4

Life Science: Microorganisms

Earth Science: Weathering, erosion, minerals

Investigation and Experimentation: Differentiating observation from inference, measuring and estimation

Grade 5

Physical Science: Mixtures and solutions, chemical and physical properties, chemical reactions, elements and compounds

Investigation and Experimentation: Classifying objects, planning and conducting investigations, identifying variables

Grade 6

Earth Science: Weathering, soils

Physical Science: Heat flow

Investigation and Experimentation: developing hypotheses, selecting tools, communicating results, evaluating evidence and proposing explanations


Superhero Genetics

Grade 6

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing hypotheses, communicating results, selecting tools, evaluating evidence and proposing explanations

Grade 7

Life Sciences: cell types and structures, inheritance, genes, alleles, DNA, chromosomes, biological evolution

Investigation and Experimentation: Making connections, constructing models, communicating results

Grade 8

Physical Science: Atoms and molecules, chemistry of living organisms

Investigation and Experimentation: Evaluating data, making hypotheses