“Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.” --Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) French mathematician.
High expectations in education are essential for the U.S. to continue as a world leader in the 21st century. In order to be successful in postsecondary education, the workforce, and in life, students need a rigorous, age-appropriate set of standards that include finding and gathering information, critical thinking, and reasoning skills to evaluate information, and use information in social and cultural contexts. Students must learn to comprehend and process information, analyze and draw conclusions, and apply the results to everyday life. (Read more about Colorado's Science Standards.)
- Preschool - High School PDF Version
- Preschool - High School Compatible Microsoft Word Version
- Online sortable standards by content, grade level and PGC
Grade level specific Science standards
Understanding the Colorado Academic Standards in Science
- Overview of Changes
- Prepared Graduate Competencies (PGC)
- Organizational Topics in Science
- 21st Century Skills in Science
- Grade Level Expectations in Science
Curriculum Design Tools
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