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Arizona Science Standards

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Arizona Science Standards

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My resources include phenomena, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts. Students will love the variety of engaging activities I have included. 

Resources in each bundle Include:

  • Lesson Plans✏️
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  • Student Notes 📝 
  • Labs 🧪 
  • Reading Passages 📖 
  • Follow-up pages 📒 
  • Answer Keys 💯 
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What are the Arizona Science Standards?

This new set of standards in Arizona was designed around “Three Dimensional Science Classrooms”

The Three dimensions are Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas

The Three Dimensions

Science and Engineering Practices

The new standards call for students to engage in multifaceted science and engineering practices in more complex, relevant, and authentic ways.  The science and engineering practices describe the process for how scientists investigate and build models and theories of the natural world or how engineers design and build systems. These practices reflect science and engineering as they are practiced and experienced. As students conduct investigations, they engage in multiple practices as they gather information to solve problems, answer their questions, reason about how the data provide evidence to support their understanding, and then communicate their understanding of phenomena.The science and engineering practices are:

  • ask questions and define problems
  • develop and use models
  • plan and carry out investigations
  • analyze and interpret data
  • use mathematics and computational thinking
  • construct explanations and design solutions
  • engage in argument from evidence
  • obtain, evaluate, and communicate information

Crosscutting Concepts

Crosscutting concepts cross boundaries between science disciplines and provide an organizational framework to connect knowledge from various disciplines into a coherent and scientifically based view of the world. They build bridges between science and other disciplines and connect core ideas and practices throughout the fields of science and engineering. Their purpose is to provide a lens to help students deepen their understanding of the core ideas as they make sense of phenomena in the natural and designed worlds. The crosscutting concepts are:

  • patterns
  • cause and effect
  • structure and function
  • systems and system models
  • stability and change
  • scale, proportion, and quantity
  • energy and matter

Disciplinary Core Ideas

The ten core ideas for Knowing Science center on understanding the causes of phenomena in physical, earth and space, and life science.The three core ideas for Using Science connect scientific principles, theories, and models; engineering and technological applications; and societal implications to the content knowledge to support that understanding.

The complexity of each core idea develops as students’ progress through each grade band. These core ideas occur across grade levels and provide the background knowledge for students to develop sense-making around phenomena in the natural world.

The Core Ideas for Knowing Science are:

Physical Science

P1: All matter in the Universe is made of very small particles.

P2: Objects can affect other objects at a distance.

P3: Changing the movement of an object requires a net force to be acting on it.

P4: The total amount of energy in a closed system is always the same but can be transferred from one energy store to another during an event.

Earth and Space Science

E1: The composition of the Earth and its atmosphere and the natural and human processes occurring within them shape the Earth’s surface and its climate.

E2: The Earth and our solar system are a very small part of one of many galaxies within the Universe.

Life Science

L1: Organisms are organized on a cellular basis and have a finite life span.

L2: Organisms require a supply of energy and materials for which they often depend on, or compete with, other organisms.

L3: Genetic information is passed down from one generation of organisms to another.

L4: The unity and diversity of organisms, living and extinct, is the result of evolution.

The Core Ideas for Using Science are:

U1:  Scientists explain phenomena using evidence obtained from observations and or scientific investigations.  Evidence may lead to developing models and or theories to make sense of phenomena.  As new evidence is discovered, models and theories can be revised. 

U2: The knowledge produced by science is used in engineering and technologies to solve problems and/or create products.

U3: Applications of science often have both positive and negative ethical, social, economic, and/or political implications.

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This is a science bundle for the Arizona Science Standards for 3rd Grade. This resource covers the standards for Arizona Science 3rd Grade. Arizona has specificstandards that align with the resources I have included. Each standard is addressed by one or more resources. Based on the Arizona Science Standards for 3rd grade.

This is a science bundle for the Arizona Science Standards for 4th Grade. This resource covers all the standards for Arizona Science 4th Grade. Arizona has a specific set of standards that align with the resources I have included. Each standard is addressed by one or more resources. Based on the Arizona Science Standards for 4th grade.

This is a science bundle for the Arizona Science Standards for 5th Grade. This resource covers all the standards for Arizona Science 5th Grade. Arizona has a specific set of standards that align with the resources I have included. Each standard is addressed by one or more resources. Based on the Arizona Science Standards for 5th grade.

This bundle is for the Arizona Science Standards for 6th Grade. This resource covers all the standards for Arizona Science 6th Grade. Arizona has a specific set of standards that align with the resources I have included. Each standard is addressed by one or more resources. Based on the Arizona Science Standards for 6th grade.

This is a bundle for the Arizona Science Standards for 7th Grade. This resource covers the standards for Arizona Science in seventh grade. Arizona has a specific set of standards that align with the resources I have included. Based on the Arizona Science Standards for 7th grade.

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