S.T.E.A.M. Coordinator

    Kristine Tserunyan




    Supporting Schools With STEAM And NGSS Implementation


  • 3D

  • Elementary Science (K-5)

    During grades K–2, students will form connections between concepts and skills such as understanding relationships between objects, planning and carrying out investigations, and constructing explanations.

    Upon completion of grades K2, students should have a deeper understanding of:

    • Motion and properties of matter;

    • Relationship between sound and vibrating materials;
    • Factors that impact what plants and animals need to survive; and
    • How objects can be changed or improved through engineering.


    During grades 3–5, students will form deeper connections between concepts and skills previously learned in grades K–2, such as evaluating methods for collecting data, revising models based on evidence, and analyzing data to make sense of phenomena.

    Upon completion of grades 35, students should have a deeper understanding of:

    • The effects of chemical reactions, forces, and energy on the world around us;
    • The ways different organisms and the environment interact;
    • The ways the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere interact; and
    • How engineering design can be a regular part of problem solving.


    Elementary Science Support Materials


    Progressions Within the Next Generation Science Standards

    Following the vision of A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the NGSS are intended to increase coherence in K-12 science education. The following excerpts from the Framework explains the approach in more detail:

    Paul Anderson Unwrapping NGSS 3-Dimensions 


    Elementary Interim Assessments

    3rd Grade Interim Assessment

    4th Grade Interim Assessment

    5th Grade Interim Assessment  



    FOSSWeb is the official website of the active-learning science program, FOSS.  Explore the resources for educators and engaging activities for students and families.


    Granada Hills Science Materials Center

    The Granada Hills Science Center houses the science materials that can be checked out by teachers of Los Angeles Unified School District.