"The National Science Education Standards were produced by the National Research Council in 1995 and published in 1996. The Standards were the result of four years of work by twenty-two scientific and science education societies and over 18,000 individual contributors. The National Science Teachers Association is now part of an ongoing effort to implement the Standards in classrooms throughout the country.
Unlike other documents, the Standards deal concurrently with six aspects of science education:
- Standards for science teaching (Chapter 3).
- Standards for professional development for teachers of science (Chapter 4).
- Standards for assessment in science education (Chapter 5).
- Standards for science content (Chapter 6).
- Standards for science education programs (Chapter 7).
- Standards for science education systems (Chapter 8).
Standards are not a curriculum. They are not a set of lesson plans. They are goals for achievement that are appropriate for all members of the science education community."*
*As described on the NSTA website (National Science Teacher Association).
Elementary Science Core Curriculum (in NYS) K-4 PDF
National Science Education Standards Online Link
Science Process and Inquiry Skills for Students to Master
Standard 1 - Analysis, Inquiry, and Design (Scientific Inquiry)
Standard 2 - Information Systems
Standard 6 - Interconnectedness: Common Themes
Standard 7 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science