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    Updated 2/27/19 - Announcement: Professional Learning and Curriculum Innovation has initiated an adoption for instructional materials for TK-5 science materials. Please visit the following link to learn more and apply to participate on the adoption committee.  Please reach out to Paula Baucom, Program Specialist for Science/Health with any questions you may have. or 916-979-8758.
    In September 2013, the State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California.  The San Juan Unified School District is in the process of developing a timeline for implementation of the new science standards, based on the guidance of the 2016 draft revised Science Framework.  Teachers are still teaching to the previous 1998 CA Science Standards, while implementing the NGSS Science and Engineering practices.  While new NGSS aligned assessments are being developed and won't be available until the 2018-2019 school year, students in grades 5, 8, and 10 are still being assessed on the previous CA Science standards.  
    Next Generation Science Standards for California (2013)
    Next Generation Science Standards, For States, By States
    Explore various resources, including Frequently Asked Questions, Video tutorials, and how to read the standards.

    Resources for Teachers

    NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. 
    A series of video NGSS video tutorials explaining the structure of the standards, Crosscutting Concepts, Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and other tools to help parents and educators understand the standards.
    Teaching Channel is a non-profit organization where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow. 
    Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.
    The Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) conducts science education research and provides professional development in K-12 science instruction. SASP is an education partnership between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento.  SASP is a regional site of the California Science Project
    Science Safety Information
    Click here for the template to customize the chemical hygiene plan for your site (must be logged into your San Juan Portal account to save a copy and then edit)
     Full resolution version of the classroom science safety poster from the Chemical Hygiene Plan document. 
Last Modified on July 11, 2019