TAISM Elementary Science

TAISM’s Elementary Science Curriculum provides a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to questioning, learning, and understanding science concepts and processes. Instructional practices promote interdisciplinary learning that allows students to develop and deepen their understanding of the natural world.  

The curriculum is founded upon the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Science Standards and Framework. Using the curriculum framework, understanding is developed through learning progressions in the areas of earth, life and physical sciences with grade level experiences building upon previous understandings from Kindergarten through fifth grade.  The curriculum also promotes students’ ability to make connections to the scientific concerns that occur in the world around them.

TAISM Elementary Science Units


Grade 1

Grade 2

  • We Are Scientists

  • Amazing Earth

  • Weather and Seasons

  • Creatures

  • Living Things

  • Properties of Matter

  • The Solar System

  • Weather

  • Earth’s Resources

  • Forces and Motion

  • Life Cycles and Ecosystems

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

  • Living Things

  • Objects in the Sky

  • Properties of Earth’s Materials

  • Sound and Light

  • Adaptations and Heredity

  • Earth’s Changes Over Time

  • Properties of Matter

  • Cells and microorganisms

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Forces and Motion

  • Weather and Climate

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