2016 Science FrameworkThe curriculum framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on November 3, 2016. A professionally edited and formatted version of the framework will be available at a later time.
The State Board of Education adopted the Science Framework on November 3, 2016
Note: The chapters and appendixes were reorganized in February 2017. Also, a professionally edited and formatted version of the Framework will be available at a later time.
Instructional Segments Tables (PDF; Updated 08-Nov-2017)
These corrected instructional segment tables will be in the published version of the 2018 CA Science Framework.
Chapter 3: Kindergarten Through Grade Two (DOC; 4MB)
Chapter 4: Grades Three Through Five (DOC; 11MB)
Chapter 7: High School Three Course Model (DOC; 16MB)
Chapter 8: High School Four Course Model (DOC; 23MB)
Chapter 9: Assessment of Student Learning (DOC; 2MB)
Glossary Part 1 (DOC)
Glossary Part 2 (DOC)
Science Resources (DOC)
- Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (PDF; 4MB)
This is the Framework the State Board of Education adopted in 2003.