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Utah Science with Engineering Education Standards

Utah SEEd

 Do you teach in Utah? Are your lesson plans aligned with Utah SEEd standards?

🏫 It can be hard to make sure you are covering all of the Utah SEEd Standards. It is time-consuming to redo all your current lesson plans to make sure they are aligned with the Utah SEEd Standards

💸 Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the resources you need in one place? And for a discount? Who doesn’t love a good deal? 

🧬 Do you want Utah SEEd resources from someone who understands Utah SEEd?

✅ If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I have the perfect bundle for you! I have bundles that cover all of the Utah SEEd Standards!

Utah Has its Own Set of Standards

These standards were written with students in mind, including engaging activities that focus on having students make sense of the science, rather than learning a set of facts. The standards build on one another in a developmentally appropriate progression. The Utah SEEd standards have three dimensions. The Science and Engineering Practices, the Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Utah SEEd

The Science and Engineering Practices

The Science and Engineering Practices for Utah SEEd are what students and scientists do in science. In other words, the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) are the behaviors of scientists and students. There are eight science and engineering practices in the Utah SEEd.

  1. Asking Questions or Defining Problems
  2. Developing and Using Models
  3. Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
  6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  8. Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information
Utah SEEd

Crosscutting Concepts

The crosscutting concepts provide a lens through which students can think about the topic at hand. Crosscutting concepts have applications across all domains of science. As such, they are a way of linking the different areas of science. They include patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change.

Crosscutting concepts also help the teacher to ask the right questions as they guide the inquiry.

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Another important aspect of the Utah SEEd is the use of Phenomena.

Phenomena are observable events that cause a student to wonder or otherwise engage with the process of science. The observations do not have to be seen by the human eye but may be observed and recorded by instruments. Phenomena are specific observable events.  For example, the topic of the weather by itself is not a phenomenon. But if you showed students damage from a severe storm or flooding it could be used as a phenomenon. Why? Because it generates a human problem that requires an engineering solution. 

Weather and Climate phenomena

Utah SEEd standards are designed so that the teacher can see all three dimensions within each standard. The Science and Engineering Standards are written in Bold, the Crosscutting Concepts are underlined and the Disciplinary Concepts have a Code at the end of the standard.

Standard 3.1.1
Analyze and interpret data to reveal patterns that indicate typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. Emphasize students gathering data in a variety of ways and representing data in tables and graphs. Examples of data could include temperature, precipitation, or wind speed. (ESS2.D)

3.1.1 The first number tells us that this is a third-grade standard. The second numeral indicates this is the first strand of standards, and the last number indicates the standard in that strand. The code ESS2.D indicates that this is an Earth Science DCI.

DCI Chart

The Utah SEEd standards are a well designed set of standards. If you are looking for resources for Utah SEEd, I have developed many resources that are based in the three dimensions of science: Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas. My resources use Phenomena to engage students in making sense of science.

Utah SEEd resources

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This Bundle for Utah SEEd 6th grade includes science resources for each strand and standard. Each unit included addresses a Utah SEEd standard for 6th grade. Students will love these engaging activities for Utah SEEd 6th Grade. You will love saving time by having someone creating resources who really understands Utah SEEd. This bundle will keep your students engaged in science for the entire year. Save 20% by purchasing the bundle!

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I am so impressed with this bundle! There are hardly any resources just for Utah SEEd. This was so helpful as the standards are slightly different than the national standards. This author really understands the Utah SEEd and the resources use phenomena, the CCC’s and the SEPS. Love it.

Brenda ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied

An excellent resource for the new science core. This is my first year in 6th grade, and this made my planning and teaching so much easier. My students found each lesson engaging, and they loved the labs! Thank you for sharing.

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This Bundle for Utah SEEd 4th grade includes science resources for each strand and standard. Each unit included addresses specific Utah SEEd standards for 4th grade. This bundle also includes an assessment that can be used at the end of each strand. Save 20% by purchasing this as a bundle.

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I love that this is completely aligned with the Utah standard and what I teach. It has several great labs and experiments to do with my class. It is engaging and informational. Thank you for sharing.

Tasha ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied

These are great, especially since the Utah science standards are a bit confusing. I loved this because it was another way to see them and to teach them. I really enjoyed this!

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This Bundle for Utah SEEd 8th grade includes science resources for each strand and standard. Each unit included addresses specific Utah SEEd standards for 8th grade. Students will love these engaging activities for Utah SEEd 8th Grade.

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Love that someone is creating resources for Utah SEEd. Our district gave us very few resources and this is so comprehensive and helpful. I love the labs and reading passages included.

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