Michigan Science Standards

Elementary Standards by Topic

Grade 4

Life: Structures and Senses

4-LS1-1: Internal and External Structures
4-LS1-2: Sensation, Processing, and Response
4-PS4-2: Light and Vision

Earth: Features and Processes

4-ESS1-1: Evidence from Rock Layers*
4-ESS2-1: Weathering and Erosion
4-ESS2-2: Mapping Earth's Features
4-ESS3-2: Natural Hazard Design Solution**


4-ESS3-1: Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
4-PS3-1: Motion Energy
4-PS3-2: Energy Transfer
4-PS3-3: Energy in Collisions
4-PS3-4: Energy Conversion Device 

Waves and Information

4-PS4-1: Wave Model
4-PS4-3: Information Transfer Solution

*4-ESS1-1 MI Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support.
**4-ESS3-2 MI Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on Michigan’s people and places.

Grade 5

Matter and Energy in Life

5-LS1-1: Plant Requirements - Air and Water
5-LS2-1: Environmental Matter Cycling
5-PS3-1: Food Energy from the Sun

Earth: Systems and Interactions

5-ESS2-1: Earth Sphere Interactions*
5-ESS2-2: Water Availability and Distribution**
5-ESS3-1: Protecting Earth's Resources and Environment

Earth, Space, and Stars

5-ESS1-1: Stellar Brightness and Distance
5-ESS1-2: Daily and Seasonal Sky Changes
5-PS2-1: Earth's Gravitational Force

Matter: Structure and Properties

5-PS1-1: Particle Model of Matter
5-PS1-2: Conservation of Matter
5-PS1-3: Material Properties
5-PS1-4: Mixing Substances

*5-ESS2-1MI Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact in Michigan and the Great Lakes basin.
**5-ESS2-2MI Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in the Great Lakes to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.


Image By AndrewHorne (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0] | The Huron River within the Ann Arbor area. 2010