Science

The Darien Public Schools K-5 Science Curriculum is designed to guide students to develop age-appropriate scientific knowledge and skills through the investigation of authentic problems in real-world settings. Students take an active role in creating and testing hypotheses through scientific exploration using appropriate technology. The curriculum is student-centered, inquiry-based, and employs hands-on experimentation at all grade levels.

Grade Level Content Focal Points

K

Curriculum Document:
Units of Study: Properties of Matter, Shelters, Life Cycles and Changes, Seasons and Weather

1st

Curriculum Document:
Units of Study: Measurement, Plants, Life Cycle of the Butterfly, Force and Motion.

2nd

Curriculum Document:

Units of Study: Nutrition,
Solid, Liquids and Gases , Soil, and Plants,

3rd

Curriculum Document:
Units of Study: Conservation, Adaptations, Rocks and Minerals, Chemical Testing.

4th

Curriculum Document:
Units of Study: Magnetism and Electricity, Force and Motion, Food Chains, Land and Water

5th

Curriculum Document:
Units of Study: Light and Sound, The Sun and Moon's Effect on the Earth, Technological Advances that Enhance Light Energy