The State of Indiana has established academic standards that clearly outline what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

At all grade levels the study of science includes:

The Nature of Science and Technology

Scientific Thinking

The Physical Setting

The Living Environment

The Mathematical World

Historical Perspectives 6/7/8

Common Themes


Textbooks used and links to the publishers' websites for additional resources are:

  • Science K-5 Pearson Education Scott Foresman ©2006
  • Science 6-8 Holt, Rinehart Winston ©2005 used in a supplemental format.

In August 2012, Discovery Education Science Techbook had been adopted as the primary resource for grades 4-5-6. In August 2013, Discovery Education Science Techbook was also adopted as the primary resource for grades 7-8. 

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