NYS Science Standards
The Cold Spring Harbor Elementary Science Curriculum
and the NYS Science Standards
The Cold Spring Harbor Elementary Science Curriculum is a student-centered, problem-solving approach consistent with the New York State Elementary Science Core Curriculum document and the approaches in the National Science Education Standards and the National Academy of Sciences.
Alongside the newly adopted Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, we have spent the past year, 2012-2013, revising our curricula in anticipation of the Revised K-12 Science Standards. These standards are being developed by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve. New York State has been a lead partner in the effort to draft and develop the Next Generation Science Standards . This process will produce a set of high quality, college- and career-ready K–12 Next Generation Science Standards ready for state adoption. More information may be accessed at http://www.nextgenscience.org/
The standards and the curricula are completed as of this time, however they are not yet adopted by the New York State Regents.
Please refer to specific grade levels on this website to read and learn more about the science units of study and areas of focus for each grade level.
Other materials for Science are provided for teachers using the "Best of Science Exemplars for Grades K-8"
Click below to view the New York State Elementary Science Standards.