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This site provides a hub of Science information and resources to support the academic achievement of all students in Colorado.

Content support through the Colorado Department of Education will address essential elements of a comprehensive district plan to offer standards based teaching and learning. Our intent is to:

  • provide tools and supports,
  • deliver clear, timely communication,
  • enhance collaboration between and among all stakeholders,
  • identify research-based approaches to curriculum development and teaching and learning,
  • promote professional development opportunities, and
  • align and integrate elements of CDE's Strategic Initiatives where appropriate.

We aim to provide tools for the empowerment of all stakeholders to actively participate in the process of implementing the Colorado Academic and English Language Proficiency Standards and transforming teaching and learning throughout the State of Colorado. This two-page document provides brief descriptions of the history, substance, and instructional shifts of the Colorado Academic Standards and their focus on all students, all standards.

Important Announcements:

Instructional Unit Samples - NOW AVAILABLE! 

Colorado teacher-authored instructional units are on our website. Hundreds of teachers from 116 school districts participated in workshops for the creation of Colorado Academic Standards-based curriculum overviews and instructional units. 
Posted: April 1, 2014

NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge

Congratulations to Benjamin Magtutu from Delta High School in Delta, CO for becoming a 2014 Shell Science Lab Challenge district finalist and winning $8,500 for his school's science lab!
Posted: April 1, 2014

Fast Facts: Science

If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Science education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Science education in Colorado!
Posted: November 8, 2013

PLC Bytes:

Find more PLC Bytes here.

Colorado Department of Education's Response to the Next Generation Science Standards

The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was released on April 10, 2013. CDE is soliciting feedback. Click here to learn more.

For website assistance in Science, please contact Joanna Bruno.

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