Educational Standards for Discovery Lessons

The grids below provide overviews of which educational standards our Discovery Lessons either meet or exceed. Use the links below to jump to the corresponding standards. (The paw print live animals are part of this lesson indicates that live animals are used in the lesson.):

Pennsylvania State Standards for Pre-K–2
3.1a3.1b3.1c3.3A4.1
Grades Pre-K2 
Animal Habitats  live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson X
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson X X
Meet the Dinosaurs X X X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson X X X

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Pennsylvania State Standards for Science, Technology, and Engineering
3.1A3.1B3.1C3.2A3.2B3.3A3.4
3.1A 3.1B 3.1C 3.2A 3.2B 3.3A 3.4
Grades Pre-K2 
Animal Habitats live animals are part of this lesson X X
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson X X
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson X
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson X X
Meet the Dinosaurs X X X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson X X
Grades 36 
Ancient Adaptations X X X
Butterflies: From Delicate to Dazzling X X
Extreme Environments live animals are part of this lesson X X
Geology Really Rocks X
Plants and Pigments X X
Science Detectives live animals are part of this lesson X
Grades 79
Design Your Own Experiment live animals are part of this lesson X
Keys, Trees, and Clades X X X
Grades 1012
Seeing Eye to Eye X X X X

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Pennsylvania State Standards for Environment and Ecology
4.14.34.4
4.1 4.3 4.4
Grades Pre-K2
Animal Habitats live animals are part of this lesson X
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson X
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson X
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson X
Meet the Dinosaurs X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson X X
Grades 36
Ancient Adaptations X
Butterflies: From Delicate to Dazzling X
Extreme Environments live animals are part of this lesson X
Geology Really Rocks X
Plants and Pigments X X
Science Detectives live animals are part of this lesson X
Grades 79
Design Your Own Experiment live animals are part of this lesson X
Keys, Trees, and Clades X
Grades 1012
Seeing Eye to Eye X

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Pennsylvania Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
1.11.41.6
1.1 1.4 1.6
Grades Pre-K2
Animal Habitats live animals are part of this lesson X
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson X
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson X X
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson X
Meet the Dinosaurs X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson X
Grades 36 
Ancient Adaptations X
Butterflies: From Delicate to Dazzling X
Extreme Environments live animals are part of this lesson X
Geology Really Rocks X
Plants and Pigments X
Science Detectives live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Grades 79
Design Your Own Experiment live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Keys, Trees, and Clades X X
Grades 1012
Seeing Eye to Eye X

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Pennsylvania Standards for Mathematics
2.32.42.52.62.7
2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7
Grades Pre-K2 
Animal Habitats live animals are part of this lesson
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson
Meet the Dinosaurs X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson
Grades 36
Ancient Adaptations
Butterflies: From Delicate to Dazzling
Extreme Environments live animals are part of this lesson
Geology Really Rocks
Plants and Pigments
Science Detectives live animals are part of this lesson X X
Grades 79
Design Your Own Experiment live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Keys, Trees, and Clades X X X
Grades 1012
Seeing Eye to Eye X

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Philadelphia Core Curriculum Grade Levels
K12345678H.S.
P.Sci.
H.S.
Biol.
H.S.
Phys.
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 H.S.
P.Sci.
H.S.
Biol.
H.S.
Phys.
Grades Pre-K to 2 
Animal Habitats live animals are part of this lesson X X
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson X X
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson X X
Meet the Dinosaurs X X X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Grades 3–6 
Ancient Adaptations X X X
Butterflies: From Delicate to Dazzling X X
Extreme Environments live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Geology Really Rocks X X X
Plants and Pigments X X
Science Detectives live animals are part of this lesson X X X
Grades 7–9
Design Your Own Experiment live animals are part of this lesson X X
Keys, Trees, and Clades X
Grades 10–12
Seeing Eye to Eye X X X

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New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for
Scientific Process, Physical Science, and Life Science
5.15.25.3A5.3B5.3C5.3D5.3E
5.1 5.2 5.3A 5.3B 5.3C 5.3D 5.3E
Grades Pre-K–2 
Animal Habitats live animals are part of this lesson X X X X X
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson X X X X X
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson X X X X X
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson X X X X X X
Meet the Dinosaurs X X X X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson X X X X
Grades 36 
Ancient Adaptations X X X X
Butterflies: From Delicate to Dazzling X X X X X X
Extreme Environments live animals are part of this lesson X X X X X
Geology Really Rocks X
Plants and Pigments X X X X
Science Detectives live animals are part of this lesson X X
Grades 79 
Design Your Own Experiment live animals are part of this lesson X X
Keys, Trees, and Clades X X X X X X
Grades 1012
Seeing Eye to Eye X X X X X

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New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Earth Systems Science
5.4B5.4C5.4E5.4G
5.4B 5.4C 5.4E 5.4G
Grades Pre-K–2 
Animal Habitats live animals are part of this lesson X
Animal Senses live animals are part of this lesson
Bugs to Butterflies live animals are part of this lesson
Fur, Feathers, and Scales live animals are part of this lesson
Meet the Dinosaurs X
Soil—It's Alive live animals are part of this lesson X
Grades 36 
Ancient Adaptations X
Butterflies: From Delicate to Dazzling
Extreme Environments live animals are part of this lesson X
Geology Really Rocks X X
Plants and Pigments X
Science Detectives live animals are part of this lesson
Grades 79 
Design Your Own Experiment live animals are part of this lesson
Keys, Trees, and Clades X
Grades 1012
Seeing Eye to Eye

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