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Workshops - Standards

The following are school curriculum themes and topics that align well with the Fleet's workshops:

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.


  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
Engineering by Design* 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3 3-IE-5C, 3-IE-5D, 3-IE-5E, 4-IE-6C, 4-IE-6D, 5-IE-6H
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
Mars Quest* 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3 3-IE-5C, 3-IE-5D, 3-IE-5E, 4-IE-6C, 4-IE-6D, 5-IE-6H
Sensational Solar System MS-ESS1-1,  MS-ESS1-2,  MS-ESS1-3 3-ES-4B,  3-ES-4D,  5-ES-5B
Simple Machines K-2-ETS1-2 2-PS-1C,  2-PS-1D
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

*- Denotes Super-sized Science Workshops- 90 minutes long, special pricing applies

Making Sense of it All

Physical Science: Properties of materials

Investigation and Experimentation: Observing, using five senses, describing, comparing and sorting, communicating



Life Science: plants, animals, similarities and differences, structures

Investigation and Experimentation: Observing, predicting, comparing and sort common objects, communicate observations.

Grade 1

Life Science: Environments, plants, animals, adaptations

Investigation and Experimentation: Performing investigations, observing, relative positions.

Grade 2

Life Science: Life cycles, variation, characteristics

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

Weather Watchers

Physical Science: States of matter, changing properties of substances

Earth Sciences: Measuring weather conditions, temperature, sun

Investigation and Experimentation: Drawing pictures, recording observations, repeating observations

Simple Machines

Physical Sciences: Motion, forces, machines

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

Sensational Solar System

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

Electric Avenue

Physical Science: Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism

Investigation and Experimentation: Formulating predictions, conducting multiple trials, measuring, drawing conclusions

Body Works

Life Science: Body systems, digestion, circulation

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing questions, planning and conducting investigations, measuring, drawing conclusions, following instructions

Chemistry Concepts

Physical Science: Properties of matter, atoms and molecules, elements, chemical reactions

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

Solar Science

Thermal Energy-Physical Science: Solar energy, transfer of heat, conduction, convection, radiation, resources

Investigation and Experimentation: Selecting tools and technology, communicating results, recognizing and interpreting evidence

Forces in Action

Physical Science: Motion, velocity, balanced/unbalanced forces, vectors

Investigation and Experimentation: Plan and conduct scientific investigation, evaluate data, variables, apply mathematical relationships