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State Standards

We are currently in a transition from the 1997 State Adopted Standards to the Common Core State Standards.  The Common Core standards will be implemented fully by the 2013-2014 school year.  For further information, please click here .

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Glenn T. Seaborg, one of the great scientific minds of this time and of all times, chaired the Academic Standards Commission’s Science Committee. In "A Letter to a Young Scientist," Dr. Seaborg said, "Science is an organized body of knowledge and a method of proceeding to an extension of this knowledge by hypothesis and experiment."1 The National Science Education Standards reflects this view of science and the balance between the "body of knowledge" and the "method" of scientific inquiry.2  The standards provide the opportunity to make substantial and significant improvements in California’s education system.


-Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, p. vii    


1Gifted Young in Science: Potential Through Performance. Edited by Paul Brandwein and others. Arlington, Va.: National Science Teachers Association, 1989.

2National Academy of Sciences, National Science Education Standards. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1995

Recommended Sites

Here are some recommended sites from our Staff:

  • Try the CPO Science Web Resources!  You can access presentation slides, media and other ancillaries to support your study of science.
  • Want to see some videos?  Try the Eureka!  series by Alice- JAck!  YouTube houses these videos that animate concepts and activate learning.


Recommended Apps


The NASA App brings you the latest images, videos, mission information, news, and feature stories from space!  Click here  to get more information.



NASA Viz icon

The NASA Visualization Explorer delivers new opportunities to explore research on the sun, planetary bodies, Earth and the universe to your iPad.
 Click here  for more information.



The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video.  For more information click here.