Science

Arizona Science Standards

Arizona Science Standard Articulated by Grade Level (adopted 2004, revised 2005)The Arizona Science Standard adopted in 2004 is the current science standard. Instruction should be aligned to this standard during the 2014-15  and 2015-16 school years. A timeframe for adopting new science standards in Arizona has not yet been determined.

Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy in Science

In each of the following documents, the first column includes Arizona’s College & Career Ready Standards – English Language Arts for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects. The second column provides additional explanation of the standards and examples of how each standard could be taught in the science classroom.

Search for text to use in your science classroom at the AZLibrary for Arizona Residents. Provides a searchable database of full text articles from over 1750 periodicals, research journals, newspapers, and publications.

Next Generation Science Standards Information and Updates

While the final version of the NGSS was released on April 9, 2013, Arizona has not adopted the NGSS as state science standards. Arizona’s 2004 Science Standard is the State Board adopted science standard. Instruction should be aligned to this standard during the 2014/15 and 2015/16 school years. Science AIMS will be administered to grades 4, 8, and HS Biology during Spring 2015 and 2016. A timeframe for adopting new science standards or changing the science assessment in Arizona has not yet been determined.

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Science and STEM Professional Development Opportunities

Click here for Science and STEM Webinars and Professional Development Opportunities

 

Arizona Science Assessment

Science AIMS will be administered to grades 4, 8, and HS Biology during Spring 2015 and 2016. A timeframe for adopting new science standards or changing the science assessment in Arizona has not yet been determined.Science Student Guides

AIMS Science Performance Level Descriptors

 

Arizona Course Requirements and Recommended Instructional Time

 

Arizona Science Certification and HQT Information


Laboratory Safety Resources

 

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Link to Science and STEM Professional Development Opportunities

Link to the Science Instructional Resource Page

Link to the Science Professional Resource Page

Contact Information

Lacey Wieser
Director of K-12 Science, STEM, and Social Studies
Phone: 602.364.2332