Wachusett Regional School District
Wachusett Mountain

District Frameworks - Science and Technology/Engineering

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SCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES - Strand 5

An important purpose of science education is to give students a means to understand and act on personal and social issues. The science in personal and social perspectives standards help students develop decision-making skills. Understanding associated with the concepts in these standards give students a foundation on which to base decisions they will face as citizens.

K - 5

Standard:       As a result of activities in grades K - 5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Personal health
  • Characteristics and changes in populations
  • Types of resources
  • Changes in environments
  • Science and technology in local challenges
6 - 8


Standard: As a result of activities in grades 6 - 8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Personal health
  • Populations, resources and environments and natural hazards
  • Risks and benefits
  • Science and technology in society
9 - 12


Standard:   As a result of activities in grades 9 - 12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Personal and community health
  • Population growth
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental quality
  • Natural and human-induced hazards
  • Science and technology in local, national and global challenges