Welcome to the Science Teacher Resource Pages
There is now a Science Teacher Resource Page for each grade since there will be many resources that are specific for each grade. Now that new State of Utah science cores have been approved for the K-6 grades, there will be many items that will be grade specific. You won't need to browse through items that are not of your grade. As you hover over the Teacher Resource Heading, a menu will come down and you can click on your grade.
If there is anything that you would like to see on your grade page that is not listed, or you can think of any of the items listed that need more explanation, or if you have questions or need more information about any of the items listed, please write Paul Nance (the JSD Science Teacher Specialist) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 801-244-6479.
Changes Coming to the K-2, 3-5, and 9-12 Utah Science Cores
(The following comes from Ricky Scott, the USBE Science Specialist)
The new 2019 K-2, 3-5 and 9-12 Science Core SEEd Standards were adopted on June 6th by the Utah State Board of Education. These new grade Science Core SEEd Standards are now formatted and available on the USBE Science website below. They will go into effect the 2020-21 school year. The current 6-8 Science Core SEEd Standards are also available at the same website below. They went into effect the 2017-18 school year. https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/science
The standards include a single document for all grades K-12. There are also four other documents for each grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Please notice that the recent adoption changed the document slightly for grades 6-8 including a new introduction and adding the Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) codes for each standard. However, none of the strand introductions, strands, or standards changed. (Read the new introduction for more details and explanation).
Finally, it is expected that all schools and districts use these standards starting the 2020-21 school year. If a school or district chooses to use them next school year (2019-20) they are welcomed to do so. The end of year assessments for the new SEEd standards will not be available until the 2020-21 school year.
More information and details and implantation and supports for these standards will be sent in the coming weeks and months.