Standards

Maine Learning Results & Next Generation Science Standards

The LabVenture! experience and accompanying curriculum and activities align with Maine Learning Results standards for grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Our program experiences for students and teachers are aligned with the best practices of science instruction presented in the National Research Council’s Ready, Set, Science!

We were involved in Maine’s development on of an Environmental Literacy Plan, and are now a part of Maine's Science Leadership Team reviewing the draft Next Generation Science Standards. We are excited by the alignment of the student experiences we have developed for LabVenture! and the changes called for by the Framework for K-12 Science Education, particularly the integration of systems thinking.

Maine Learning Results

Here is a very general listing of the program-level standards. Activities and curriculum units include detailed lists of standards across subjects.

Science & Technology (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)

A1 Systems

3-5 Students explain interactions between parts that make up whole man-made and natural things.

6-8 Students describe and apply principles of systems in man-made things, natural things, and processes.

A2 Models

3-5 Students use models to represent objects, processes, and events from the physical setting, the living environment, and the technological world.

6-8 Students use models to examine a variety of real-world phenomena from the physical setting, the living environment, and the technological world and compare advantages and disadvantages of various models.

B1 Skills and Traits of Scientific Inquiry

3-5 Students plan, conduct, analyze data from, and communicate results of investigations, including fair tests.

6-8 Students plan, conduct, analyze data from, and communicate results of investigations, including simple experiments.

C3 Science, Technology, and Society

3-5 Students identify and describe the influences of science and technology on people and the environment.

6-8 Students identify and describe the role of science and technology in addressing personal and societal challenges.

E2 Ecosystems

3-5 Students describe ways organisms depend upon, interact within, and change the living and non-living environment as well as ways the environment affects organisms.

6-8 Students examine how the characteristics of the physical, non-living (abiotic) environment, the types and behaviors of living (biotic) organisms, and the flow of matter and energy affect organisms and the ecosystem of which they are part.

Next Generation Science Standards

Find out how the LabVenture! experience aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In this document we have outlined how the experience as a whole, as well as each individual station aligns with NGSS.

Coming soon! Activities and curriculum units will include charts detailing their alignment with NGSS.