Science

Middle Grades Program of Studies - Science

Science standards are three-dimensional. The standards use science and engineering practices, cross-cutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. These standards establish the content knowledge and skills for Tennessee students necessary to prepare them for the rigorous levels of higher education and future job markets.

5th Grade

Concepts that are covered in 5th grade include:

Physical Science (PS) - Matter and Its Interactions; Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Life Science (LS) - From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Process; Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits; Biological Change: Unity and Diversity

Earth and Space Science (ESS) - Earth’s Place in the Universe

Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science (ETS) - Engineering Design

6th Grade

Concepts that are covered in 6th grade include:

Physical Science (PS) - Energy; Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Life Science (LS) - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics; Biological Change

Earth and Space Science (ESS) - Earth’s Systems; Earth and Human Activity

Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science (ETS) - Applications of Science

7th Grade

Concepts that are covered in 7th grade include:

Physical Science (PS) - Matter and Its Interactions

Life Science (LS) - From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Process; Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics; Heredity: Inhheritance and Variation of Traits; Biological Change: Unity and Diversity

Earth and Space Science (ESS) - Earth and Human Activity

Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science (ETS) - Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science and Society

8th Grade

Concepts that are covered in 8th grade include:

Physical Science (PS) - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions; Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Life Science (LS) - Biological Change: Unity and Diversity; Earth and Human Activity

Earth and Space Science (ESS) - Engineering Design

 

To view Tennessee state science standards, please click here.