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  • Our elementary science program, Science 21, is aligned with the NY State Science Learning Standards and is regionally developed at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. Children are given many opportunities to explore science through a hands-on inquiry approach. They learn the scientific method and conduct a variety of investigations in physical, earth and life sciences. By integrating ELA skills, children develop an understanding of science concepts. BOCES is currently working with school districts to revise the units, so they are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

    Click the link for more information about Science 21.

     

    For details about the scope and sequence for each grade level click the link below.

    Science topics/units by grade

  • Science K-6

    Scope and Sequence of topics/units by grade-level:

     

     

    Trimester 1

    Trimester 2

    Trimester 3

    K

    Earth Science:

    • Weather

    Physical Science:

    • Five Senses
    • Matter and Forces

    Life Science:

    • Biomes

    1

    Physical Science:

    • Matter
    • Forces and Magnets

     

     

    Physical/Earth Science:

    • Types of Weather/Clouds
    • Thermometers/Temperature
    • Wind/Kites
    • Cardinal Directions
    • Shadows
    • Measurement

     

    Life Science:

    • Plants/Animal Organisms
    • Beach/Sea Life/ Crustaceans

    2

     Physical Science:

    • Matter
    • Energy and Forces

    Earth Science:

    • Water and the Weather
    • Natural Cycles and Patterns

     

    Life Science:

    • Plants are Living Things
    • Everyone Needs Plants

     

    3

    Physical Science:

    • Matter
    • Energy
    • Forces

    Earth Science:

    • Surface Processes
    • Water Cycle
    • Weather

    Life Science:

    • Animal Adaptations and Survival
    • Ecology- Part 1
    • Plant Reproduction

    4

     

    Life Science:

    • Food Chains, Food Webs, and Food   Pyramids
    • Ecology- Part 2: Human Ecology and Environmental Issues

    Physical Science:

    • Matter
    • Energy/Forces

    Earth Science:

    • Motions of the Earth
    • Review
    • Extreme Natural Events

     

     

    First-Half

     

    Second-Half

    5

    Life Science:

    • Life Functions
    • Simple Life Forms: Cells and Cell Processes
    • Simple Life Forms: Bacteria
    • Simple Life Forms: Protists and Fungi

     

     

    Earth Science:

    • Composition of Earth: Matter
    • Composition of Earth: Minerals
    • Composition of Earth: Rocks
    • Geologic Timeline
    • Earth’s Interior: Plate Tectonics
    • Earth’s Interior: Earthquakes
    • Earth’s Interior: Volcanoes

     

    6

     Earth Science:

    • Surface of the Earth
    • Atmosphere
    • Weather
    • Climate
    • Astronomy

     Life Science:

    • Plant Reproduction
    • Photosynthesis
    • Heredity
    • Ecology
    • Oceanography (integrated throughout year)