K-5 Science Curriculum

The 2018-2019 school year includes exciting new changes to science programming and curriculum. We are in the midst of a multi-year process of updating units to align with the new Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework and Eight Practices of Science and Engineering.

See our current Curriculum Planning/Standards Map.

When teaching older SC units (currently aligned to 2006 standards) remember to look at the unit "scope and sequence" for guidance. 


 Physical Properties of Water through focused play with water
 (Physical Science)
 Water As a habitat (Life & Earth Science)
 Nature Exploration (Life Science)

 Grade 1

 Observing Air & Weather & Seasonal Changes – year long theme
 (Physical Science/Earth Science)
 Life Cycles (Life Science)
 Sound & Light Mini Unit- **New 2018-19**

 Grade 2

 Marvelous Magnets & Maglev Design (Physical Science/Engineering)
 Tree Study- NEW 2016-17 (Life Science) Ms. Teng's tree journals
 Soil (Earth Science) 

 Grade 3

 Circuits & Pathways (Physical Science) 
 Fossils / Dinosaurs (Life Science)
 Rocks & Minerals (Earth Science)

 Grade 4

 Light & Shadow /Exploring Our Celestial Neighborhood
  (Physical/ Earth Science)
 Insects- **UPDATED 2018-19** (Life Science)
 Changing Earth (Earth Science) 

 Grade 5

 Simple Machine & Rube Goldberg Design Challenge
(Physical Science/ Engineering) 
The Marvelous Majority & The Bony Bunch (Life Science)
Weather & Water **UPDATED 2018-19** (Earth Science/Engineering)

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