2021-22 K-5 Curriculum

The 2021-2022 school year includes changes to science programming and curriculum in order to meet the needs of the district's hybrid and remote learning plans. Units that will be facilitated support the Science and Engineering Standards and Eight Practices of Science and Engineering.

Needham Science K-5 Standards and Curriculum Map

 Kindergarten      Kindergarten's integrated curriculum is based on Focus K-2.
  Communities and properties of matter (earth science)
  Animals and their needs (life science)
  Construction (physical science)
  Our Earth (physical science)
  Grade 1  
  Weather & Seasons* (physical science/earth science)
  Life Cycles (life science)  Slide show: Ms.Teng's plant models
  Sound & Light Mini Unit
  Grade 2  
  Properties & Magnets (physical science/engineering)
             Videos: class explorations at Mitchell
  Trees  Ms Teng's tree journals
             Ms. Katan's class play
             Ms. Garsh's class in action
   Water Habitats* (earth science, life science)
  Grade 3  
  Survivor! fossils, isopods, and adaptation (life science)
  Energy & Electricity (physical science)
  Changing Earth* (earth science) 
  Grade 4   
  Insects (life science)
  Sight, light, and the stars (physical science/earth science)
  Forces and Energy* (physical science)
  Grade 5  
  Weather & Water (earth science/engineering)
  Changes in Matter* (physical science)
  Ecosystems Restoration (life science)

  * units in development 2021-22

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