NC SCIENCE ESSENTIAL STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS


CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM TOPIC STUDY (CTS) GUIDES FOR NC K-12 STRANDS

CTS guides can be used to answer the following questions using national resources as well as NC support documents:
  • What science content do all adults (including teachers) need to know?

  • What are the important concepts, specific ideas, level of sophistication, and terminology appropriate for various grade levels?

  • What are important considerations for instruction, suggested effective strategies, and context for learning?

  • What does research say about possible student misconceptions and developmental considerations?

  • How does conceptual growth of understanding occur as a coherent flow of ideas builds in sophistication?

  • How can this information clarify the meaning and intent of state standards and assist in development of local curricula?


PHYSICAL SCIENCE DOMAIN

Forces and Motion
Matter Properties and Change
Energy Conservation and Transfer
Interactions of Energy and Matter





EARTH SCIENCE DOMAIN

Earth in the Universe
Earth Systems, Structures and Processes
Earth History




LIFE SCIENCE DOMAIN

Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
Ecosystems
Evolution and Genetics
Molecular Biology






Additional Resources

READING FOCUS GUIDE is used with each CTS guide. CTS Reading Focus.pdf

K-12 at-a-Glance view of Science Essential Standards (EXCEL FILE):


LIFE SCIENCE DOMAIN pdf
EARTH SCIENCE DOMAIN pdf
PHYSICAL SCIENCE DOMAIN pdf