Next Generation Science Standards

All of our programs have been aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. If you would like more information, or to ask us to focus on a certain standard or aspect of wetland education during your program, please give us a call!


                                                                    Salty Stories (Pre-K to 1st Grade)

NGSS: Kindergarten

  • K-ESS2-2: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
  • K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
  • K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

NGSS: 1st Grade

  • 1-LS3-1: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

 

Saltmarsh Wonders (1st – 2nd Grade)

NGSS: 1st Grade

  • 1-LS3-1: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

NGSS 2nd Grade

  • 2-LS4-1: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

 

Shoreline Discovery (3rd-6th Grade)

NGSS 3rd Grade

  • 3-LS3-2: Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
  • 3-LS4-4: Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

NGSS 4th Grade

  • 4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • 4-ESS2-2: Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

NGSS 5th Grade

  • 5-LS1-1: Support an argument that plants get the material they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
  • 5-LS2-1: Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
  • 5-PS3-1: Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

NGSS 6th Grade

  • MS-ESS2-4: Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
  • MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. 

Salt Pond History (4th Grade)

NGSS 4th Grade

  • 4-ESS3-1: Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

California State Standards

  • 4.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California
  • 4.2: Students describe the social, political, cultural, and economic life and interactions among people of California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods.


Wetland Ecology (4th – 8th Grade)

NGSS 4th Grade

  • 4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • 4-ESS2-2: Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

NGSS 5th Grade

  • 5-LS1-1: Support an argument that plants get the material they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
  • 5-LS2-1: Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

NGSS 6th Grade

  • MS-ESS2-4: Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
  • MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

NGSS 7th Grade

  • MS-LS2-2: Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

NGSS 8th Grade

  • MS-ESS3-4: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact earth’s systems.