The USD 417 Science Subject Area Committee (SAC), with representatives K-12, created our local science curriculum during the summer of 2009. This curriculum was piloted and finalized during the 2009-10 school year.
Our local curriculum is aligned with the Kansas Science Standards as well as being aligned from grade level to grade level K-12. USD 417 students are expected to master each item of each grade level or course. To view the USD 417 science curriculum, click on any link below. The units or modules taught at each grade level are also linked below.
State assessments are given to students in science in grades 4, 7, and once in high school for Life Science and Physical Science. The link below to "Assessment Flip Charts" describe the details of each of the state assessments.
Meteorology outline (11th or 12th Grade)
Ocean Science outline (11th or 12th Grade)
Astronomy outline (11th or 12th Grade)