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Outreach Programs Standards

School Programs – Alignment to CA State Standards

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.


Earth Explorations

Grade 2

Physical Science: position, motion, forces

Earth Science: Physical properties, weathering, sediment, natural resources

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


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


Solar System 101

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


Food Webs

Grade 4

Life Science: Organisms, Food chains/ webs, ecosystems, environment survival

Investigation and Experimentation: Observation, interpretation, measure, predicting, conduct investigations.


Water Works

Grade 4

Earth Science: Landforms, weathering, erosion, properties of rocks and minerals

Life Science: biotic/a biotic components

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

Grade 5

Physical Science: Matter, physical properties

Earth Science: Water cycle, water quality and availability

Investigation and Experimentation: Planning and conducting investigations, classifying, develop a testable question, identifying variables, record data, drawing conclusions

Grade 6

Earth Science: Landforms, weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of sediment, resources

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing hypotheses, communicating results, selecting tools, 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


DNA Decoded

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, DNA, chromosomes

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


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