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Each of the links in the chart below, developed by NSTA, contains a PDF all of the standards for the relevant topic and grade level.

Life Science Standards Earth & Space Science Standards Physical Science Standards Engineering & Technology Standards
Elementary School Standards K Elementary School Life Science Standards Elementary School Earth & Space Science Standards Elementary School Physical Science Standards Elementary School Engineering & Technology Standards
Middle School Standards Middle School Life Science Standards Middle School Earth & Space Science Standards Middle School Physical Science Standards Middle School Engineering & Technology Standards
High School Standards High School Life Science Standards High School Earth & Space Science Standards High School Physical Science Standards High School Engineering & Technology Standards


PDFs of Individual Standards

Life Science Earth & Space Science Physical Science Engineering
Elementary School K K.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment K.Weather and Climate K.Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls K-2.Engineering Design
1 1.Structure, Function, and Information Processing 1.Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles 1.Waves: Light and Sound
2 2.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems 2.Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth 2.Structure and Properties of Matter
3 3.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems3.Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits 3.Weather and Climate 3.Forces and Interactions 3-5.Engineering Design
4 4.Structure, Function, and Information Processing 4.Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth 4.Energy4.Waves: Waves and Information
5 5.Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems 5.Earth’s Systems5.Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System 5.Structure and Properties of Matter
Middle School MS.Structure, Function, and Information ProcessingMS.Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

MS.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

MS.Natural Selection and Adaptations

MS.Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

MS.Space SystemsMS.History of Earth

MS.Earth’s Systems

MS.Weather and Climate

MS.Human Impacts

MS.Structure and Properties of MatterMS.Chemical Reactions

MS.Forces and Interactions


MS.Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

MS.Engineering Design
High School HS.Structure and FunctionHS.Inheritance and Variation of Traits

HS.Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

HS.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

HS.Natural Selection and Evolution

HS.Space SystemsHS.History of Earth

HS.Earth’s Systems

HS.Weather and Climate

HS.Human Sustainability

HS.Structure and Properties of MatterHS.Chemical Reactions

HS.Forces and Interactions


HS.Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

HS.Engineering Design