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National Science Education Standards

Carolina Coastal Science Web site is aligned with the following National Science Education Standards:

Content Standards (K-4)
Content Standards (5-8)
Content Standards (9-12)

Unifying Concepts and Processes Standards

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should develop understanding and abilities aligned with the following concepts and processes:

  1. Systems, order, and organization
  2. Evidence, models, and explanations
  3. Constancy, change, and measurement
  4. Form and function

Content Standards (K-4)

Science As Inquiry - Content Standard A:

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop


Physical Science - Content Standard B:

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of


Life Science - Content Standard C:

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of


Earth and Space Science - Content Standard D:

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of


Science and Technology - Content Standard E:

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop


Science In Personal and Social Perspectives - Content Standard F:

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of





Content Standards (5-8)

Science As Inquiry - Content Standard A:

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop


Physical Science - Content Standard B:

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of


Life Science - Content Standard C:

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of


Earth and Space Science - Content Standard D:

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of


Science and Technology - Content Standard E:

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop


Science In Personal and Social Perspectives - Content Standard F:

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of


History and Nature of Science - Content Standard G:

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of





Content Standards (9-12)

Science As Inquiry - Content Standard A:

As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop


Physical Science - Content Standard B:

As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of


Life Science - Content Standard C:

As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of


Earth and Space Science - Content Standard D:

As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of


Science and Technology - Content Standard E:

As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop


Science In Personal and Social Perspectives - Content Standard F:

As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of


History and Nature of Science - Content Standard G:

As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of





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