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Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 443–450

First Online: 29 June 2010


The National Science Education Standards NSES is one of the most influential documents in US science education. The NSES has been utilized by local schools and districts, state departments of education, and national curriculum groups to form the backbone for curriculum frameworks, programs, and assessment systems to guide science education. The NSES provides national biological evolution content standards for fifth grade through high school but not for kindergarten through fourth grade. This article presents K-4 biological evolution content standards that can be used in conjunction with the current NSES K-4 life science and earth science content standards, brief examples of integration activities using the K-4 biological evolution content standards, and supplemental teacher information for the K-4 biological evolution content standards. The biological evolution content standards and the additional materials can guide teachers when teaching biological evolution to K-4th grade students.

KeywordsBiological evolution National Science Education Standards K-4 Content standards Activities  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Ron Wagler

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