- Supporting the Science and Engineering Practices: this document provides ideas, explanations, and supports for the science practices.
- Supporting the Crosscutting Concepts: this document provides supports and suggestions for how students can interact with the crosscutting concepts.
- As you prepare to support and engage students in summer school, extended days, and the next school year, explore our newest resource: Guide for Effective Science Instruction for All Students. This document is designed to help teachers meet the needs of all students in the science classroom by providing information on effective instructional practices, examples of formative assessments, progressions of the GSE from kindergarten through high school, and more.
Integrated Instructional Supports for All Students
is resources curated and developed by Curriculum and Instruction Content Integration Specialists (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). They work with our Special Education Services and Supports to inform and coordinate efforts as we strive to educate the Whole Child.
Instructional Resources for Science Teachers
purchase and use of instructional resources and materials are decisions made at
the local school district and/or school levels. The Department of Education
provides many instructional resources that are aligned to the Georgia
Standards of Excellence (GSE). Resources for teachers can be
Science Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
The Georgia Science standards are designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for all students to develop proficiency in science. The Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the follow up work, A Framework for K-12 Science Education were used as the core of the standards to determine appropriate content and process skills for students. The standards focus on a limited number of core disciplinary ideas and crosscutting concepts which build from Kindergarten to high school.
The Science Georgia Standards of Excellence drive instruction. Hands-on, student-centered, and inquiry-based approaches should be the emphasis of instruction. The standards are a required minimum set of expectations that show proficiency in science.
Georgia Science Standards and Courses
Reading, Writing, and Science: The
What does literacy have to do with
science? Everything! As students obtain, evaluate, and communicate information
throughout courses and grades, literacy is an integral piece. Celebrate
literacy with the GaDOE science team and author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen in the
following video series. Find tips and strategies to support your science
classroom being a space where students read, write, speak, and think. Consider using these resources and table tents that are shown in the videos.
- GaDOE has launched a new innovative platform to provide the opportunity for science teachers, leaders and GaDOE staff to collaborate, connect and share thoughts and resources. Meet the wonderful virtual specialists from around the state that we are working with to lead groups. See our GaDOE community flyer for steps on how to get started. We look forward to connecting!
Need Professional Learning Community resources? See the PLC Science in 3D for 10 guided discussions that can be used throughout the year to learn more about the structure, background and intended outcomes of the GSE.
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Science Testing and Assessment Resources
Georgia Milestones EOG and EOC Resources
Opportunities for Students
When the Georgia Standards of Excellence were approved,
GaDOE trained approximately 300 educators from around the state in the
foundations and instructional strategies that are central to the standards. A
second cohort of teachers was trained in the fall of 2019. The ambassadors continue
professional development and teacher support in their districts and RESAs.
Interested in bringing an ambassador to your school or district? Please contact
us for ambassadors near you.