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Next Generation Science Standards

BVE Science

Science Labs at Burton Valley!

Mrs. Peirce and Mr. Westphal are your Burton Valley Science Teachers. Mrs. Peirce's Science Lab is located in room #1 for grades K-2 and Mr. Westphal's Lab for grades 3-5 is Room #40. Students have direct hands-on experiences, examining phenomena across the four domains of science, including Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering Design. 


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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. Check out the new standards here

Interactive Science Notebooks

All students use interactive science notebooks to integrate science and Common Core State Standards in math and ELA.  Research shows that writing, reading and talking about science is essential to increase and deepen conceptual understanding by:

  • Using writing to construct and process science concepts
  • Modeling what real scientists do
  • Recording observations, ideas, questions and thinking
  • Recording information, interpreting results, reflecting on learning, and showing evidence of understanding
  • Reading and writing with science language and non-fiction conventions 
  • Using writing and creativity to support inquiry-based learning and Common Core State Standards
  • Preparing students with skills to function and make decisions in the 21st century.