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  • The Next Generation Science Standards were adopted as our Washington State Science Learning Standards in October 2013.  These standards are the blue prints for the science learning your student will have access to from kindergarten to their senior year of high school.  Teachers in our region are working hard to implement new lessons and activities to support the new standards.

    What's Different About These Science Standards?

    • Students investigate and explain scientific phenomena "doing science" like real scientists.
    • Solutions for engineering problems will be designed and tested.
    • Teachers will help students make sense of what they learn through group discourse and probing questions.

Students Will Engage in Science and Engineering

Engaging in science phenomena

Kinder students learning about forces


How Will Your Children Benefit?