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SCIENCE

When were the 'new' science standards implemented in Arkansas?

  • K-4 began July 1, 2016

  • 5-8 began July 1, 2017

Where can I find information about the new science standards?

Click on each name to find more information:

Grade Level Bundling  Click here to learn more!

What is bundling?  "Bundles" are groups of standards arranged together to create the endpoints for units of instruction. Bundling is just one step in a curriculum development process; many other steps are required to create instructional materials designed for the NGSS.

Next Gen Science is "bundling" the science standards into a THEMATIC model and a TOPICAL model. Both models are excellent examples of how the standards might be bundled before a local curriculum is built.  After much thought and consideration, ABC has decided to use the TOPICAL model to organize our resources and materials at the K-5 level. Learn more about the models!

 

Why bundle?  Bundling is a helpful step in implementing standards because it helps students see connections between concepts and can allow more efficient use of instructional time. Using one of the example models from NGSS can save districts many man hours, so teachers can get right down to planning, selecting, and organizing their instructional materials!

Download:  Introduction and Guide to Bundles (PDF)

Unit titles at each grade level will be color-coded according to the branch of science that is most prevalent in the bundled standards.

LIFE SCIENCE ~ EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE ~ PHYSICAL SCIENCE

5E Model | PLANT CYCLES | RICE

Arkansas Rice Farming

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5E Model | TRAITS OF PLANTS

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Check out these PD Packs focused on Science! To view more PD Packs click here!

5E Model | ARKANSAS FOSSILS

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5E Model | FORCES AND MOTION

Roller Coaster Design Challenge

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NOTE: Unit resources are available to ABC Partners and require a password to download the teacher planner and resource files. 

Not a partner? Contact us!

Grade Level Resources:

CLICK ON YOUR GRADE LEVEL TO SEE  THE MATERIALS WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER FOR YOU:

 

Kindergarten

 

First Grade

 

Second Grade

 

Third Grade

 

Fourth Grade

 

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Science OERs

Open Educational Resources

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