School Improvement in Maryland

State Curriculum Toolkit

View the tools for each Science Standard:

State Curriculum Standard 1.0

Skills and Processes
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Standard 2.0

Earth/Space Science
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Standard 3.0

Life Science
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Standard 4.0

Chemistry
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Standard 5.0

Physics
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Standard 6.0

Environmental Science
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding how we can make these tools more useful to you on the feedback form.

The State Curriculum Toolkit is a project developed and implemented by the Maryland Sate Department of Education (MSDE) in partnership with Local School System (LSS) personnel. The project has two goals. The first goals is to provide Maryland educators with additional resources that will assist them in the instruction of content and skills contained in the State Curriculum. The second goal is to enhance student learning in the classroom, as well as improve student success on all Maryland assessments.

Explanation of Specific Resources

Clarifications: Each clarification provides an explanation of an indicator/objective to help teachers better understand the skills and/or concepts.

Lesson Seeds: The lesson seeds are ideas for the indicator/objective that can be used to build a lesson. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction.

Public Release Item: Public Release items have appeared on MSA forms and then are released for public viewing and use. Releasing items is one step to ensuring that schools, districts, and other stakeholders understand how the content standards are assessed on the MSA.