Science Classes

Science's Connection to STEAM Education
Science puts the "S" in STEAM!
 
Nevada adopted The Next Generation Science Standards as the State standards. The NGSS curriculum is designed to get students to investigate complex scientific questions that support literacy for our students. The curriculum is interdisciplinary because it works closely with the other grade level departments making connections for deeper learning.
Next Generation Science Standards and STEAM Education

NGSS is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are "rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education." source

Disciplines in Middle School Science include:

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

LIFE SCIENCES

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND

APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE

Core Ideas in Disciplines include:

PS1A: STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER
PS1B: CHEMICAL REACTIONS

PS1C: NUCLEAR PROCESSES
PS2A: FORCES AND MOTION
PS2B: TYPES OF INTERACTIONS
PS3A: DEFINITIONS OF ENERGY
PS3B: CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND ENERGY TRANSFER
PS3C: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENERGY AND FORCES
PS3D: ENERGY IN CHEMICAL PROCESSES AND EVERYDAY LIFE
PS4A: WAVE PROPERTIES
PS4B: ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
PS4C: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND INSTRUMENTATION
LS1A: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
LS1B: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANISMS
LS1C: ORGANIZATION FOR MATTER AND ENERGY FLOW IN ORGANISMS
LS1D: INFORMATION PROCESSING
LS2A: INTERDEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS IN ECOSYSTEMS
LS2B: CYCLES OF MATTER AND ENERGY TRANSFER IN ECOSYSTEMS
LS2C: ECOSYSTEMS DYNAMICS, FUNCTIONING AND RESILIENCE
LS2D: SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND GROUP BEHAVIOR
LS3A: INHERITANCE OF TRAITS
LS3B: VARIATION OF TRAITS
LS4A: EVIDENCE OF COMMON ANCESTRY AND DIVERSITY
LS4B: NATURAL SELECTION
LS4C: ADAPTATION
LS4D: BIODIVERSITY AND HUMANS
ESS1A: THE UNIVERSE AND ITS STARS
ESS1B: EARTH AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM
ESS1C: THE HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH
ESS2A: EARTH MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS
ESS2B: PLATE TECTONICS AND LARGE-SCALE SYSTEMS
ESS2C: THE ROLE OF WATER IN EARTH’S SURFACE PROCESSES
ESS2D: WEATHER AND CLIMATE
ESS2E: BIOGEOLOGY
ESS3A: NATURAL RESOURCES
ESS3B: NATURAL HAZARDS
ESS3C: HUMAN IMPACTS ON EARTH SYSTEMS
ESS3D: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
ETS1A: DEFINING AND DELIMITING AND ENGINEERING PROBLEM
ETS1B: DEVELOPING POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
ETS1C: OPTIMIZING THE DESIGN SOLUTION

To learn more about the standards, click here.
To learn more about the NGSS Appendices, click here.

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