Elementary Science

  •  All WCPS Elementary School students take a Science Class.  The scheduling of science varies from school to school, but in general, students should expect to average 30 minutes per day in science.

    The Elementary School Science Curriculum takes a spiraled approach in which topics are examined and reexamined in subsequent grades with increasing complexity, rigor, and sophistication.


    All students will become scientifically and environmentally literate individuals who are skilled, reflective, and empowered to make informed decisions that benefit themselves, their families, and their local and global communities within an increasingly complex and continually changing world.


    The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of Science prioritizes coherence, collaboration, and communication to lead Maryland’s local school systems and other stakeholders in achieving high quality, three-dimensional science teaching, learning, and assessment across all science disciplines and in all grade levels to develop scientifically and environmentally literate graduates.

    Maryland Science Standards

    Science instruction in Maryland schools aims for all students to successfully achieve the ambitious vision of Maryland’s Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The standards include rigorous performance expectations for each level of school and seamlessly incorporate the practices of science with the content of science. For more information on Maryland’s Science Standards, please contact the Science Coordinator or follow this link: https://www.nextgenscience.org.

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  • Kindergarten

    Life and the Environment
    Weather and Climate
    Pushes and Pulls

    1st Grade

    Waves: Light and Sound
    Structure, Function, and Information Processing
    Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles

    2nd Grade 

    Structure and Properties of Matter
    Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
    Earth's Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

    3rd Grade

    Forces and Interactions
    Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Environmental Impacts on Organisms
    Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits
    Weather and Climate

    4th Grade

    Energy and Waves
    Structure, Function, and Information Processing
    Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

    5th Grade 

    Structure and Properties of Matter
    Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
    Earth’s Systems
    Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System  

  • Elementary Curriculum Documents