Connecting to the Standards

Shedd’s Learning program curricula are designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards.

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Animal Explorers
Next Generation Science Standards: 2-LS4-1, LS4.D, 2-LS4-1
Common Core Standards: W.K.8, W.1.8, W.2.8, W.K.2, W.1.2. 

Junior Aquarists
Next Generation Science Standards: K-ESS3-1, ESS3
Common Core Standards: W.K.8, W.1.8, W.2.8, K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.3

Learn more information about our K-2 Science Tech Treks

Grade 3 - Grade 5

Science Investigators
Next Generation Science Standards: 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1
Common Core Standards:SL.3.1, SL.4.1.c, SL.5.1.c. 

Habitat Designers
Next Generation Science Standards: 3-LS3-2, 3-LS4-2
Common Core Standards: RI.3.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1., SL.3.1, SL.4.1.c, SL.5.1.c.

Learn more about our Grade 3-5 Science Tech Treks

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.