Connecting to the Standards

Shedd’s Learning Lab curricula are designed to connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards.

Be sure to check out our Learning Lab Guides for additional ways to connect your field trip experience to your classroom.

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Icy Adaptations:

  • Next Generation Science Standards: K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-PS1-1, 2-LS4-1
  • Common Core Standards: SL.K.3, W.1.8, SL.1.1, W.2.8, SL.2.2

Camouflage Critters:

  • Next Generation Science Standards: K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-PS1-1, 2-LS4-1
  • Common Core Standards: SL.K.3, W.1.8, SL.1.1, W.2.8, SL.2.2

Learn more information about our K-2 Learning Labs.

Grade 3 - Grade 5

Amazon Survival:

  • Next Generation Science Standards: 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1
  • Common Core Standards: W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.9, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.5.8

Reef Relationships:

  • Next Generation Science Standards: 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1
  • Common Core Standards: W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.9, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.5.8 

Learn more about our Grade 3-5 Learning Labs.

Grade 6 - Grade 8

Exploring Anatomy: Squid Dissection

  • Next Generation Science Standards: MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2
  • Common Core Standards: RST.6-8.3, WHST.6-8.7, RST.6-8.9, SL.8.1

Lakeshore Ecology:

  • Next Generation Science Standards: MS-LS2-1
  • Common Core Standards: RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.9, SL.8.1, RST.11-12.7  

Learn more about our Grades 6-8 Learning Labs.

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Exploring Pathology: Fish Dissection

  • Next Generation Science Standards: HS-LS2-8
  • Common Core Standards: WHST.9-12.7, RST.1 1-12.7

Testing the Waters:

  • Next Generation Science Standards: HS-LS2-8
  • Common Core Standards: WHST.9-12.7, RST.1 1-12.7 

Learn more about our Grades 9-12 Learning Labs.