What students will learn this year with activities and resources for each item

This year we will learn four main areas of science:  The Nature of Science and Engineering,  Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science.

The Nature of Science and Engineering

  • Describe the positive and negative impacts that the designed world has on the natural world as more and more engineered products and services are created and used.
  • Identify and investigate a design solution and describe how it was used to solve an everyday problem.
  • Generate ideas and possible constraints for solving a problem through engineering design.
  • Test and evaluate solutions, considering advantages and disadvantages of the engineering solution, and communicate the results effectively.
  • Describe a situation in which one invention led to other inventions.

Physical Science

Earth  Science

Life Science

Source:  Minnesota Department of Education, Science Standards (2009 version)


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