Science Essential Standards

Earth Science 
  • Understand how the cycling of matter (water and gases) in and out of the atmosphere relates to Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate and the effects of the atmosphere on humans.
 
Life Science
 
  • Understand the processes, structures and functions of living organisms that enable them to survive, reproduce and carry out the basic functions of life.
  • Understand the relationship of the mechanisms of cellular reproduction, patterns of inheritance and external factors to potential variation among offspring.
 
Physical Science 
 
  • Understand motion, the effects of forces on motion and the graphical representations of motion.
  • Understand forms of energy, energy transfer and transformation and conservation in mechanical systems.