Science Core Knowledge

Science: 

K-4th

5th-8th

9th-12th

Standards

K-4th

National Science Standard

Core Knowledgeâ

McREL Standard

Standard A1-Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.

 

Standard 12-Understands the nature of scientific inquiry

Standard A2-Understanding scientific inquiry

 

Standard 12-Understands the nature of scientific inquiry

Standard B1-Properties of objects and materials

Grade 1:  Standard III-Matter, Standard IV-Properties of Matter-Measurement

Grade 4:  Standard IIA-Atoms, Standard IIB-Properties of Matter, Standard IIC-Elements, Standard IID-Solutions 

Standard 8-Understands the structure and properties of matter

Standard B2-Positions and motion of objects

Grade 2:  Standard V-Simple Machines 

Standard 10-Understands forces and motion

Standard B3-Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism

Kindergarten:  Standard IV-Introduction to Magnetism

Grade 1:  Standard V-Introduction to Electricity

Grade 2:  Standard IV-Magnetism

Grade 3:  Standard III-Light and Optics

Grade 4:  Standard III-Electricity

Standard 9-Understands the sources and properties of energy

Standard C1-The characteristics of organisms

Kindergarten:  Standard I-Plants and Plant Growth, Standard II-Animals and Their Needs

Grade 1:  Standard IB-Oceans and Undersea Life, Standard ID-Special Classifications of Animals

Grade 2:  Standard II-Insects, Standard IIIA-Cells

Grade 3:  Standard I-Introduction to the Classification of Animals

Standard 5-Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms

Standard C2-Life cycles of organisms

Grade 2:  Standard IB-Life Cycles

Standard 7-Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life

Standard C3-Organisms and environments 

Kindergarten:  Standard II-Animals and Their Needs

Grade 1:  Standard IA-Habitats, Standard IB-Oceans and Undersea Life,  Standard IC-Environmental Change and Habitat Destruction

Grade 3:  Standard V-Ecology

Standard 6-Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment

Standard D1-Properties of earth materials

Grade 1:  Standard VIIA-Geographical Features of the Earth's Surface, Standard VIIB-What's Inside the Earth

Grade 4:  Standard IVA-The Earth's Layers, Standard IVC-Rocks

Standard 2-Understands Earth's composition and structure

Standard D2-Objects in the sky

Grade 1:  Standard VI-Astronomy: Introduction to the Solar System

Grade 3:  Standard VI-Astronomy

Standard 3-Understands the composition and structure of the universe and the Earth's place in it

Standard D3-Changes in earth and sky

Kindergarten:  Standard V-Seasons and Weather

Grade 1:  Standard VI-Astronomy: Introduction to the Solar System

Grade 2:  Standard IA-Seasonal Cycles, Standard IC-The Water Cycle

Grade 4:  Standard IVB-How Mountains are Formed, Standard IVD-Weathering and Erosion,  Standard V-Meteorology

Standard 1-Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle

Standard E1-Abilities of technological design

 

 

Standard E2-Understanding science and technology

 

 

Standard E3-Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans

 

 

Standard F1-Personal health

Kindergarten:  Standard III-The Human Body

Grade 1:  Standard IIA-Body Systems, Standard IIB-Germs, Diseases, and Preventing Illness

Grade 2:  Standard IIIB-The Digestive and Excretory System, Standard IIIC-Taking Care of Your Body: A Healthy Diet 

Grade 3:  Standard IIA-The Muscular System, Standard IIB-The Skeletal System, Standard IIC-The Nervous System, Standard IID-Vision: How the Eye Works,  Standard IIE-Hearing: How the Ear Works

Grade 4:  Standard IA-The  Circulatory System, Standard IB-The Respiratory System  

 

Standard F2-Characteristics and changes in populations

  

  

Standard F3-Types of resources

  

  

Standard F4-Changes in environments

Grade 1:  Standard IC-Environmental Change and Habitat Destruction

Grade 4:  Standard IVD-Weathering and Erosion

  

Standard F5-Science and technology in local challenges

 

  

Standard G1-Science as a human endeavor

Kindergarten:  Standard VII-Science Biographies

Grade 1:  Standard VIII-Science Biographies

Grade 2:  Standard VI-Science Biographies

Grade 3:  Standard VII-Science Biographies

Grade 4:  Standard VI-Science Biographies

Standard 13-Understands the scientific enterprise

National Science Standard

Core Knowledgeâ

McREL Standard

5th-8th

Standard A1-Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

  

Standard 12-Understands the nature of scientific inquiry

Standard A2-Understanding scientific inquiry

  

Standard 12-Understands the nature of scientific inquiry

Standard B1-Properties and changes of properties in matter

Grade 5:  Standard VIB-Elements, Standard VIC-Chemical and Physical Change

Grade 7:  Standard I-Atomic Structure, Standard II-Chemical Bonds and Reactions

Standard 8-Understands the structure and properties of matter

Standard B2-Motion and forces

Grade 8:  Standard IA-Motion, Standard IB-Forces, Standard IC-Density and Buoyancy, Standard ID-Work, Standard IF-Power

Standard 10-Understands forces and motion

 

Standard B3-Transfer of energy

Grade 5:  Standard VIA-Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds

Grade 6:  Standard IVA-Energy, Standard IVB-Heat, Standard IVC-Physical Change: Energy Transfer

Grade 8:  Standard IE-Energy, Standard IIA-Electricity, Standard IIB-Magnetism and Electricity, Standard III-Electromagnetic Radiation and Light, Standard IV-Sound Waves

Standard 9-Understands the sources and properties of energy

 

Standard C1-Structure and function in living systems

Grade 5:  Standard I-Classifying Living Things, Standard II-Cells: Structures and Processes, Standard IIIA-Structure: Non-Vascular and Vascular Plants, Standard IIIB-Photosynthesis

Grade 6:  Standard II-Oceans

Grade 8:  Standard V-Chemistry of Food and Respiration

Standard 5-Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms

 

Standard C2-Reproduction and heredity

Grade 5:  Standard IIIC-Reproduction, Standard IVA-The Life Cycle and Reproduction, Standard IVB-Sexual Reproduction in Animals, Standard VC-The Reproductive System

Grade 7:  Standard II-Cell Division and Genetics

Standard 4-Understands the principles of heredity and related concepts

 

Standard C3-Regulation and behavior

  

  

Standard C4-Populations and ecosystems

Grade 7:  Standard VA-Evolution, Standard VB-Natural Selection, Standard VC-Extinction and Speciation

Standard 1-Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle

Standard 6-Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment

Standard C5-Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Grade 7:  Standard VA-Evolution, Standard VB-Natural Selection, Standard VC-Extinction and Speciation

Standard 7-Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life

Standard D1-Structure of the earth system

Grade 6:  Standard I-Plate Tectonics, Standard II-Oceans

Standard 2-Understands Earth's composition and structure

Standard D2-Earth's history

Grade 7:  Standard IVA-Paleontology, Standard IVB-Geologic Time

 

Standard D3-Earth in the solar system

Grade 6:  Standard III-Astronomy: Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies

Standard 3-Understands the composition and structure of the universe and the Earth's place in it

Standard E1-Abilities of technological design

  

  

Standard E2-Understanding about science and technology

  

  

Standard F1-Personal health

Grade 5:  Standard VA-Changes in Human Adolescence, Standard VB-The Endocrine System

Grade 6:  Standard V-The Human Body: Lymphatic and Immune Systems

  

Standard F2-Populations, resources, and environments

  

  

Standard F3-Natural hazards

  

  

Standard F4-Risk and benefits

  

  

Standard F5-Science and technology in society

  

  

Standard G1-Science as a human endeavor

Grade 5:  Standard VII-Science Biographies

Grade 6:  Standard VI-Science Biographies

Grade 7:  Standard VI-Science Biographies

Grade 8:  Standard VI-Science Biographies

Standard 13-Understands the scientific enterprise

 

Standard G2-Nature of science

 

Standard 11-Understands the nature of scientific knowledge

Standard G3-History of science

  

  

National Science Standard

Core Knowledgeâ

McREL Standard

9th-12th

Standard A1-Abilities to do scientific inquiry

 

Standard 12-Understands the nature of scientific inquiry

Standard A2- Understanding about scientific inquiry

 

Standard 12-Understands the nature of scientific inquiry

Standard B1- Structure of atoms

 

Standard 8-Understands the structure and properties of matter

Standard B2-Structure and properties of matter

 

Standard 8-Understands the structure and properties of matter

Standard B3-Chemical reactions

 

 

Standard B4-Motions and forces

 

Standard 10-Understands forces and motion

Standard B5-Conservation of energy and increase in disorder

 

Standard 9-Understands the sources and properties of energy

Standard B6-Interactions of energy and matter

 

Standard 9-Understands the sources and properties of energy

Standard C1-The cell

 

Standard 5-Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms

Standard C2- Molecular basis of heredity

 

Standard 4-Understands the principles of heredity and related concepts

Standard C3-Biological evolution

 

Standard 7-Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life

Standard C4-Interdependence of organisms

 

Standard 6-Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment

Standard C5-Matter, energy, and organization in living systems

 

Standard 6-Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment

Standard C6-Behavior of organisms

 

 

Standard D1-Energy in the earth system

 

Standard 1-Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle

Standard D2-Geochemical cycles

 

 

Standard D3-Origin and evolution of the earth system

 

Standard 2-Understands Earth's composition and structure

Standard D4-Origin and evolution of the universe

 

Standard 3-Understands the composition and structure of the universe and the Earth's place in it

Standard E1-Abilities of technological design

 

 

Standard E2-Understanding about science and technology

 

 

Standard F1-Personal and community health

 

 

Standard F2-Population growth

 

 

Standard F3-Natural resources

 

 

Standard F4-Environmental quality

 

 

Standard F5-Natural and human-induced hazards

 

 

Standard F6-Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

 

 

Standard G1-Science as a human endeavor

 

Standard 13-Understands the scientific enterprise

Standard G2-Nature of scientific knowledge

 

Standard 11-Understands the nature of scientific knowledge

Standard G3-Historical perspectives

 

 

 

Permission to excerpt from the Core Knowledgeâ Sequence [1999] has been granted from the Core Knowledge Foundation.  The Core Knowledge Sequence[1999] can be acquired from the Core Knowledge Foundation at: www.coreknowledge.org