Standard Course of Study & Supporting Resources K-12 Science Standards Documents View and sort K-12 Science Standards and supporting documents including: the Science Standard Course of Study, Unpacking, Glossary, and the Science Standards Crosswalk, etc. K-12 Science Additional Resources NC Science K-12 Essential Standards: Domains and Strands NC Science K-12 Essential Standards: Domains and Strands NC Science Customized Curriculum Topic Study Guides Physical Science Force and Motion Guide Matter: Properties and Change Guide Energy: Conservation & Transfer Guide Interactions of Energy and Matter Guide Earth Science Earth in the Universe Guide Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Guide Earth History Guide Life Science Structure and Functions of Living Organisms Guide Ecosystems Guide Evolution and Genetics Guide Molecular Biology Guide NC Science Essential Standards Spanish Translation for Parents K-2 3-5 6-8 NC Science SCOS Strand Maps The strand maps demonstrate how the North Carolina Science Essential Standards guide students’ thinking about core concepts in Science and show how students' ideas become increasingly sophisticated over time. References: A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas; the Benchmarks for Science Literacy; and AAAS Atlas of Science Literacy Vols. I and II Cells: Cell Function Energy: Conservation & Transfer Evolution of Life: Natural Selection & Biological Evolution Flow of Matter & Energy Heredity: DNA and Variation in Inherited Characteristics Interdependence of Life Matter: Structure, Properties & Change Motion: Laws of Motion & Waves Weather & Climate NC Science Formative Assessment Probe Alignment Guide This K-12 resource aligns the NC Science Essential Standards with over 200 research-based formative assessment probes that are authored by Page Keely and published by National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) press. For more information see the Formative Assessment Probe Alignment Guide. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. The Awards were established by Congress in 1983. The President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year. For more information, please visit the NCDPI PAEMST webpage.