SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Tom Ross, Department Chairperson

The Learning Science Standards are referred to by the New York State Education Department as:
Standard 4: Science  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/standards.html

Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

The grades 3-8 SED Testing Program is based on assessing student’s proficiency with the skills and content as stated in Standard 4 for predicting their success on the high school regents exams

Common Core State Standards Document
On June 2, 2010, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers released the final Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Board of Regents Adopts Common Core State Standards - July 2010
On July 19th, 2010, the New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and CCSS for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, with the understanding that New York State may add additional expectations to the Common Core. Please see the July Regents item for additional details:

Common Core Standards in ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
Appendix C:Student Writing
Science Curriculum and the Race To The Top (RTTT)
New Common Core Standards Timeline in Science Education
Achieve Inc. "Understanding the K-12 Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects"

Chemical Storage Guidelines
Annual East Greenbush CSD Chemical Hygiene Plan:2010-2011
Annual East Greenbush CSD Hazard Material Communication Plan: 2010-2011

Why is the East Greenbush Math, Science and Technology curriculums moving from M.S.T to S.T.E.M.? Click on the link below.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-g1_6QCWU