Meet the Rigorous Expectations of the
NY P-12 Science Learning Standards.
Grades 4 and 8

Measuring Up to the NY P-12 Science Learning Standards offers comprehensive NY P-12 Science coverage, targeting instruction and providing rigorous standards practice. Instructional worktexts promote the analysis and interpretation of data, critical thinking, problem solving, and connecting science curriculum to other subject areas. Lessons feature:
  • Rigorous NY P-12 Science Learning Standards-based content
  • Lessons goals that connect larger scientific concepts to what students need to know and their background knowledge
  • Independent practice with items that meet the rigor of the NY State Tests
  • Building Stamina unit tests that check for student understanding
  • Hands-on activities, experiments and investigations
Worktexts cover a wide variety of scientific concepts including life, earth, and physical science. Units cover the following topics:
Grade 4
  • Structure, Function, and Information Processing
  • Transferring Energy and Information
  • Energy and Collisions
  • Earth’s Landscape
  • Earth’s Systems and Change
Grade 8
  • Human Body Systems
  • Reproduction and Growth
  • Energy Transfer and Weather
  • Climates and Human Impacts
  • Properties of Matter
  • Dynamic Interactions within Ecosystems
  • Geologic Changes in the Earth
  • Forces and Energy
  • Energy in Waves
  • Mechanisms of Diversity
  • Changing Earth

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Measuring Up New York State Standards in Science
Grades 3–8

Through a four-part, instructional model, Measuring Up to the New York State Standards in Science makes mastering the standards accessible to all students and can be used year-round with struggling students to supplement your basal curriculum.

Measuring Up New York Science includes:

Lessons feature:
  • Focused instruction that introduces the lesson content and taps prior skills knowledge
  • Guided instruction that enables all student to master the standard
  • Guided practice that allows students to practice what they've learned before answering questions in a test format
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