Virginia Science Standards of Learning


The Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools identify academic content for essential components of the science curriculum at different grade levels, and, in conjunction with effective instruction, provide a platform for creating scientifically literate students. These standards are meant to be incorporated into a broader, locally-designed curriculum, and teachers are encouraged to go beyond the standards and select instructional strategies and assessment methods appropriate for their students.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia can often integrate specific educational themes, topics, and ideas into the content of our programs, which are designed to complement and enhance the Science Standards of Learning at each grade level.

Teachers and educators interested in scheduling a program with the Wildlife Center of Virginia may find the following examples of educational themes and correlating Science Standards of Learning useful during the planning process:

Off-site Programs: Assembly-style and Classroom-level Presentations

Litter Awareness, Pollution
Science: K.6.a,b; K.10.a,b; 1.5.b,c; 1.8.c; 2.5.a,b; 3.4.a,b; 3.5.b,c; 3.10.b,d; 4.5.a,f; 4.8.b,d; 5.7.f; 6.9.a,c
Biology: BIO.8.d
Life Science: LS.4.a,b,c; LS.5.c; LS.8.a,b; LS.9.b,c; LS.10.c; LS.11.a,c

Food Chains, Biodiversity
Science: K.6.a,b; 1.5.a,b,c; 2.5.a; 3.4.a,b; 3.5.a,b,c; 3.6.b; 3.8.b; 3.10.a; 4.5.a,b,c,e,f; 4.8.b; 6.9.c
Biology: BIO.8.d
Life Science: LS.4.b; LS.5.c; LS.7.b,c,d; LS.9.a; LS.11.c

Habitats, Ecosystems
Science: K.6.a,b; K.9.a; 1.5.a,b,c; 1.8.a,c; 2.5.a,b; 3.4.a,b; 3.5.b,c; 3.6.b; 3.9.c; 3.10.a,b,d; 4.5.a,b,d,f; 4.8.b,d; 5.7.f; 6.9.a,c
Biology: BIO.8.b,d
Life Science: LS.4.b,c; LS.5.c; LS.7.c; LS.9.e; LS.11.c

Physical Adaptation, Behavioral Adaptation, Native Virginia Wildlife
Science: K.6.a,b; 1.5.b,c; 1.7.b; 2.5.a; 2.7.a; 3.4.a,b; 3.5.b,c; 4.5.a,d,f; 4.8.b,d
Biology: BIO.8.b,d
Life Science: LS.5.c; LS.8.a; LS.10.c

On-site Programs: Wildlife Center of Virginia Tour

Science: K.6.a,b; K.9.a,b,c; 1.5.a,b,c; 2.5.a; 3.4.a,b; 3.5.b; 4.8.b

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