Alabama Science Standards

Elementary School Topic Model


Motion and Stability: Forces and interactions

1. Pushes, Pulls, and Motion
2. Motion Design Solution

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

3. Plant and Animal Needs
4. Environmental Change
5. Environmental Relationships
6. Environmental Solutions

Earth's Systems

7. Sunlight Warms the Earth
8. Shade Structure Design
9. Weather Patterns

Earth and Human Activity

10. Forecasting Severe Weather

Grade 1

Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

1. Sound and Vibrating Materials
2. Illumination and Darkness
3. Light and Materials
4. Communication Device Design

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

5. Biomimicry Design Solution
6. Behavior - Parents and Offspring

Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

7. Plant and Animal Structures 

Earth’s Place in the Universe

8. Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns
9. Seasonal Sunlight


Grade 4


1. Motion Energy
2. Energy Transfer
3. Energy in Collisions
4. Energy Conversion Device 
5. Renewable and Non-renewable Energy

Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

6. Wave Model
7. Information Transfer Solution
8. Light and Vision

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

9. Internal and External Structures
10. Human Body Systems*  
11. Sensation, Processing, and Response

Earth’s Systems

12. Evidence from Rock Layers
13. Soil: Properties and Types*
14. Landform Creation*
15. Weathering and Erosion
16. Mapping Earth's Features
17. Natural Hazard Design Solution


Grade 5

Matter and Its Interactions

1. Particle Model of Matter
2. Conservation of Matter
3. Material Properties
4. Mixing Substances
5. Density

Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

6. Earth's Gravitational Force
7. Falling Object Design Solution*

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

8. Plant Requirements - Air and Water
9. Photosynthesis*
10. Food Energy from the Sun
11. Environmental Matter Cycling

Earth’s Place in the Universe 

12. Stellar Brightness and Distance
13. Daily and Seasonal Sky Changes

Earth's Systems

14. Earth Sphere Interactions
15. Water Availability and Distribution

Earth and Human Activity

16. Protecting Earth's Resources and Environment
17. Pollution Solution*



* Standards added to the NGSS
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