Massachusetts Science Standards

Pre-Kindergarten Standards

Earth’s Place in the Universe

PreK-ESS1-1(MA): The Moon*
PreK-ESS1-2(MA): The Sun*

Earth’s Systems

PreK-ESS2-1(MA): Local Environments*
PreK-ESS2-2(MA): Local Materials*
PreK-ESS2-3(MA): Local Water*
PreK-ESS2-4(MA): Weather*
PreK-ESS2-5(MA): Weather Patterns*
PreK-ESS2-6(MA): Weather Impact*

Earth and Human Activity

PreK-ESS3-1(MA): Local Resources*
PreK-ESS3-2(MA): Activities and the Environment*

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

PreK-LS1-1(MA): Plant and Animals Structures*
PreK-LS1-2(MA): Five Senses*
PreK-LS1-3(MA): Gathering Information*

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

PreK-LS2-1(MA): Living and Non-living*
PreK-LS2-2(MA): Plant and Animal Needs*
PreK-LS2-3(MA): Plant and Animal Dependence*


Variation of Traits

PreK-LS3-1(MA): Young Plants and Animals*
PreK-LS3-2(MA): Human Differences*

Matter and Its Interactions

PreK-PS1-1(MA): Liquids and Solids*
PreK-PS1-2(MA): Materials*
PreK-PS1-3(MA): Objects and Materials*
PreK-PS1-4(MA): Changes*

Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

PreK-PS2-1(MA): Movement*
PreK-PS2-2(MA): Stand or Fall*

Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

PreK-PS4-1(MA): Sound*
PreK-PS4-2(MA): Shadows and Light*

* Standards added to the NGSS
Image By Boston Museum of Science (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0] |A presenter at the Boston Museum of Science hosts an educational program called Theater of Electricity which uses Tesla coils and the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator to demonstrate the power of electricity.