In an effort to provide samples to teachers on how to create and develop learning pathways and/or integrated units, our science consultants have teamed up and collaborated with consultants in ELA, math and social studies and created a variety of resources that will be found below. These resources are freely available and we hope that they will serve as a model for integrating standards from a variety of content areas as well as from the Universal Constructs and Social Emotional Learning competencies.
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Supplemental lesson to accompany Mystery Science “Weather Watching” unit.
Description: What materials would we want to use to build the perfect playground so it is not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter?
Description: How Does a Dog Park Change a Community? In this unit, students are tasked by “the mayor” to help plan and design a dog park that is safe for humans and dogs. This is a full four to five-week unit that incorporates standards from science, social studies, math and ELA in addition to SEL competencies, universal constructs, and 21st Century skills
Grade Level: First
Description: How do plants and animals meet their needs to survive?
Grade Level: Third
Description: Survival, Trade and Migration – an eight-week unit with three learning cycles.
- Survival: What would you need to survive?
- Trade: What can I trade to get what I need to survive?
- Migration: How does migrating help people and animals survive?
Grade Level: Fifth
Description: What is causing gravesite markers and structures to deteriorate over time, in Iowa?
In development – Anticipated pilot August 2023
Description: This will be a fully developed six to eight-week unit that integrates standards from science, math, social studies and ELA in addition to SEL competencies and universal constructs.
Grade Level: Secondary
Description: How does thermal energy transfer when combining varying temperatures of mediums?
Grade Level: High School (Life Science)
Description: What impacts populations of animals in the natural ecosystems?
Science Team Publications
Resources Utilized in Development
Content standards by grade level (math, ELA, science, SEL, Universal constructs) K-6. ELA Standards (explicit/integrated):