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Family Science Nights and Science Station Investigation Standards

School Programs – Alignment to CA State Standards

Behind the Magic

Kindergarten

Physical Science: Physical properties, states of matter, phase changes

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

Grade 1

Physical Science: States of matter, changing properties of matter

Investigation and Experimentation: Recording observations, repeating observations, describing objects

Grade 2

Physical Science: Motion, forces, gravity, magnets, sound

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

Grade 3

Physical Science: Energy, motion, states of matter, phase changes, light, vision

Investigation and Experimentation: Repeating observations, using numerical data, differentiating evidence from opinion, predicting, collecting and analyzing data

Grade 4

Physical Science: Magnetism, electricity, light, energy

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

Grade 5

Physical Science: States of matter, chemical reactions, chemical and physical properties, mixtures, atoms and molecules

Investigation and Experimentation: Planning and conducting investigations, identifying variables, drawing conclusions, selecting tools

Grade 6

Physical Science: Thermal energy, heat

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


Fantastic Physics

Kindergarten

Physical Science: Physical properties, states of matter, phase changes

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

Grade 1

Physical Science: States of matter, changing properties of matter

Investigation and Experimentation: Recording observations, repeating observations, describing objects

Grade 2

Physical Science: Motion, forces, tools and machines, gravity, magnets, sound

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

Grade 3

Physical Science: Energy, motion, waves, light

Investigation and Experimentation: Repeating observations, using numerical data, differentiating evidence from opinion, predicting, collecting and analyzing data

Grade 4

Physical Science: Magnetism, electricity, light, energy

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

Grade 5

Physical Science: Atoms and molecules, properties of matter

Investigation and Experimentation: Planning and conducting investigations, identifying variables, developing questions, drawing conclusions, selecting tools

Grade 6

Physical Science: Thermal energy, heat

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

Grade 7

Physical Science: forces, motion, matter, chemistry

Investigation and Experimentation: Asking meaningful questions, planning and conducting investigations to test a hypothesis.

Grade 8

Physical Science: Forces, matter, chemistry

Reactions: Density, buoyancy

Investigation and Experimentation: Evaluate data, mathematical relationships.


Amazing Space

Kindergarten

Physical Science: Physical properties, matter, phase changes

Earth Science: Landforms

Investigation and Experimentation: Observing, describing, comparing and sorting, communicating.

Grade 1

Physical Science: States of matter, phase changes

Earth Science: Sun-radiation

Investigation and Experimentation: Recording observing, repeating observations, describing objects

Grade2

Physical Science: Matter, motion, forces, gravity, magnets

Earth Science: Resources

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predications, measuring, comparing and sorting

Grade 3

Physical Science: Energy, motion, matter, light

Earth Science: Orbits, moon, lunar cycle, planets, Sun

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

Grade 4

Physical Science: Energy, magnetism, light,

Earth Science: Orbits, moon, lunar cycle, planets, Sun

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, measuring, conduct multiple trials, following instructions.

Grade 5

Physical Science: matter, chemical reactions

Earth Science: Solar System, orbital paths, gravitational pull, Sun

Investigation and Experimentation: Planning and conducting investigations, identifying variables, drawing conclusions, selecting tools

Grade 6

Earth Science: Topography, geological events

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing hypotheses, selecting tools, communicating results, analyzing evidence.

Grade 7

Earth Science: Earth Processes

Investigation and Experimentation: Using tools to perform tests, use of electronic research resources, communicate, and utilize scale models

Grade 8

Earth Science: Forces, gravity, reactions

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of electronic research resources, communicate, utilize scale models


Go Green!

Grade 4

Physical Science: Electrical energy,

Earth Science: Food chain/food web, ecosystems, adaptation

Life Science: Weather, landforms

Investigation and Experimentation: Observation and inference, measure, predictions, measuring, conduct multiple trials, interpret graphs, following instructions.

Grade 5

Physical Science: Matter, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions

Life Science: Organisms, photosynthesis

Earth Science: Weather, hydrologic cycle, atmospheric circulation, server weather

Investigation and Experimentation: Planning and conducting investigations, identifying variables, drawing conclusions, selecting tools.

Grade 6

Physical Science: Heat, radiation

Life Science: Ecosystems, food web

Earth Science: Topography, convection currents, weather

Resources: Renewable and nonrenewable energy and natural resources

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing hypotheses, selecting tools, communicating results, analyzing evidence, identify changes in phenomena.

Grade 7

Earth Science: Earth processes

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of tools to perform tests, use of electronic research resources, communicate conclusions drawn from scientific evidence, utilize scale models.

Grade 8

Physical Science: Forces, matter, chemistry

Reactions: Density, buoyancy

Investigation and Experimentation: Evaluate data, mathematical relationships.