Columbia School District


Science is about sparking a desire to learn more: Explore...Question...Discover!

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Science Overview

Horace W. Porter’s science curriculum is based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and promotes the investigation of real-world phenomena. Student scientists are encouraged to develop inquiring minds and a curiosity about the natural world around them. As they discover scientific concepts and develop engineering practices they are guided to design and test solutions through the inquiry process. A variety of programming is used to support this engaging curriculum.

Classroom Resources:

  • Mystery Science (Grades Kindergarten–5)

  • McGraw Hill (K, Grade 2, Grade 4, Grades 5-8)

  • Carolina Building Blocks of Science (Grade 1 and Grade 3)

Curriculum Overview

Science Scope & Sequence K-8.pdf