Science & Computer Science

Posted: Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:44am Updated: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:03pm

Indiana’s Academic Standards for Science were last revised in 2010. This new document, Indiana’s Academic Standards for Science – 2016, reflects the ever-changing science content and the underlying premise that science education should be an inquiry-based, hands-on experience. These standards were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education in April, 2016, and will be implemented in the 2016-17 school year.

The science standards focus on the following topics; physical science; earth and space science; life science; and literacy. For K-8, there are computer science and engineering standards.

For further information:

Indiana Academic Science Standards
These documents specifically list the standards for each grade or course at the high school level. The science standards focus on the following topics; physical science; earth and space science; life science. For K-8, there are computer science and engineering standards.
 
This document provides guidance and illustrates the correlations between the Indiana Academic Science Standards (2016) and the previous standards; Indiana Academic Science Standards (2010). Teachers are encouraged to use this document as an instructional support tool.
Title Updated 2016
Standards
Correlation
Guide
2010
Standards
Kindergarten 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Grade 1 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Grade 2 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
K-2 Computer Science 05/19/2016 PDF | Word -- --
Grade 3 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Grade 4 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Grade 5 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
3-5 Computer Science 04/15/2016 PDF | Word -- --
Grade 6 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Grade 7 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Grade 8 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
6-8 Computer Science 04/15/2016 PDF | Word -- --
Anatomy and Physiology 08/31/2012 -- -- PDF
Biology 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Chemistry 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Earth and Space Science 05/13/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Environmental Science 07/05/2016 PDF | Word PDF --
Integrated Chemistry & Physics 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Physics I 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF PDF
Physics II 04/15/2016 PDF | Word PDF --

 

Indiana Content Area Literacy Standards
These standards provide guidance to content area teachers in grades 6-12 (e.g., History/Social Studies teachers, Math teachers, Science teachers, Career and Technical Education teachers, etc.) on the expectations for integrating reading and writing skills into their daily instruction.
Title Updated Download
Science/Technical Studies Content Area Literacy 04/15/2014 PDF

 

Science Standards Vertical Articulations
The Vertical Articulation documents illustrate the significant connections between the standards across grade levels. Administrators and teachers are strongly encouraged to use these documents to facilitate cross-grade level discussions.
Title Updated Download
K-8 Physical Science 04/15/2016 Excel
K-8 Earth and Space Science 04/15/2016 Excel
K-8 Life Science 04/15/2016 Excel
K-8 Engineering 04/15/2016 Excel

 

Science Standards Resource Guides
These resource guides for the standards are provided for each grade level or course at the high school level. The resource guides highlight academic vocabulary, contain clarifying statements, and list potential digital resources for each standard at the grade level or course. These documents were written by teachers for teachers. The resource guides are not exhaustive and are only for support and possible resources/activities that relate to the standards.
Title Updated Download
Kindergarten 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
Grade 1 06/14/2016
PDF | Word
Grade 2 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
K-2 Computer Science -- --
Grade 3 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
Grade 4 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
Grade 5 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
3-5 Computer Science -- --
Grade 6 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
Grade 7 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
Grade 8 06/14/2016 PDF | Word
6-8 Computer Science -- --
Biology 06/03/2016 PDF | Word
Chemistry 06/03/2016 PDF | Word
Earth & Space Science 06/03/2016 PDF | Word
Environmental Science 07/05/2016 PDF | Word
Integrated Chemistry & Physics 06/03/2016 PDF | Word
Physics I 06/03/2016 PDF | Word
Physics II 06/03/2016 PDF | Word

 

Science Educators on the Learning Connection

For more information and resources for teachers, please join the IDOE - Science Educators Discussion Group on the Learning Connection. Follow these steps to become a member of this community:

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