Science Education

Next Generation Science Standards

Earth & Space

Life Scence

Physical Science

Parent Guides

K-2

3-5

Students working on a lab using beakers

 

The Next Generation Science Standards Parent Guides illustrate how standards are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. Click image to access K-2 guide

 

The Next Generation Science Standards Parent Guides illustrate how standards are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. Click image to access 3-5 guide.

CCPS Science Programs

Nanjemoy Creek Program

Imagae of Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Center

The Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center coordinates a field trip for students, during their 5th grade year.  Click the image for additional information about the program or the links below for information about weather/insects and informational packets.

Assessment

Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA)

The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) are science assessments in Grade 5, 8  and High School.  These assessments provide educators, parents, and the public with information on student progress towards science literacy.  Below are two 5th grade, example assessments, for students and parents to view and practice.
Sample #1
Sample #2

Resources

PBS Parents Site

 

PBS for Parents

Browse through tips and articles to make science for kids a fun and meaningful experience.  Click the image to continue to the PBS Parent site.

Study Jams!

More than 200 math and science topics with videos, slideshows, step-by-step tutorials, and other activities.  Click the image to continue to the site.