- Curriculum Frameworks
- Enhanced Scope & Sequence Sample Lesson Plans
- Test Blueprints
- Released Tests
- Practice Items
- Instructional and Assessment Resources
Science Standards of Learning (SOL) Review – On January 28, 2016, the Virginia Board of Education accepted the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s report that provided a rationale and recommended timeline for the review and revision of the 2010 Science Standards of Learning and 2010 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. For more information, see Superintendent's Memo 052-16.
Science Email Update Registration – Teachers, principals and science coordinators are encouraged to register to receive the VDOE Science Update distributed by the science office about twice a month. Copies of recent emails are available in the General Resources tab below.
Summer 2016 was a busy time with VDOE sponsored professional development offered around the state. Check here for upcoming VDOE professional development opportunities!
The July 2016 Virginia Tech BioTechnology Conference provided a hands-on opportunity for Hampton City Public Schools educators to learn how to incorporate biotechnology into their classrooms. Participants attended workshops on topics ranging from next-generation sequencing to running DNA-based classroom activities. Go to Virginia BioSTEM Resources for a range of classroom bioscience and technology resources.
2016 Dominion 6th-Grade Virginia Energy Education Workshop – Funded through a grant from the Dominion Foundation
About two dozen teachers participated in the Virginia Energy Education Workshop on October 20 at the Dominion Safety and Training Center in Chester. Presented in partnership with DOE, the workshop provided hands-on experiences and activities aligned with the Science Standards of Learning for teachers to take directly to their classrooms.
Teachers on The Estuary (TOTE)
Elementary and middle school teachers from around the state participated in Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) for three days in August. The TOTE workshop, sponsored by VDOE and led by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, introduced activities and knowledge about the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries that teachers can take back to their classrooms. TOTE supports the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement to protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay's ecosystem. More information about Bay programs…
The Science Standards of Learning identify academic content for essential components of the science curriculum at different grade levels. Standards are identified for kindergarten through grade six and for a core set of middle and high school courses – life science, physical science, Earth science, biology, chemistry and physics.
In addition to the standards, curriculum frameworks, enhanced scope and sequence guides, test blueprints and released tests, the following K-12 science instructional resources are available.
VDOE continues to provide professional development for school divisions and teachers to support the implementation of the 2010 Science Standards of Learning. School divisions and teachers are encouraged to utilize the professional development resources to improve student achievement through quality instruction. Go to Professional Development Resources.
The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools establish expectations of what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science and other subjects. The SOL in certain disciplines support Environmental Literacy explicitly and in others implicitly.
Environmental Literacy offers connections to the Virginia Standards of Learning, school programs in action, teaching resources, grant programs, and more.
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes schools where staff, students, officials and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments and to ensure the sustainability and environmental literacy of graduates. More about Green Ribbon Schools.
Teachers, principals and science coordinators are encouraged to register to receive the VDOE Science Update distributed by the science office about twice a month. Copies of recent emails are available as PDF files.
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