New York State Core Curricula in ScienceNew York State has issued six Core Curricula and Resource Guides in the area of Science. These provide an additional level of specificity to the Learning Standards outlined above. The Core Curricula contain the State's expectations of what students are expected to know and be able to do in relation to Science. For each area, the core curricula present key ideas (broad, unifying, general statements of what students need to know) and performance indicators (statements of what students should do to provide evidence that they understand the key idea). These core curricula are the foundation upon which State assessments are aligned and developed.
Use the links below to access the New York State Core Curricula in the areas indicated:
Elementary Science (Grades K-4) http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/pub/elecoresci.pdf
Intermediate Science (Grades 5-8) http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/pub/intersci.pdf
Living Environment: Biology http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/pub/livingen.pdf
Earth Science http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/pub/earthsci.pdf