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Mapping to Educational Standards:
Alignment to the National Science Education Standards

The National Science Education Standards provide guidance on science content and process knowledge students should have attained after completing certain grade levels. Many of these standards can be directly related to state and district standards across the country. To serve the broader education community, the Atmospheric Science Literacy Frameworks have been aligned with the National Science Education Standards. The matrix of this alignment can be found below, followed by individual documents for each Essential Principle and grade band (K-4, 5-8, and 9-12).

Essential Principle 1
EP1 Grades K-4 (99 KB pdf)
EP1 Grades 5-8 (103 KB pdf)
EP1 Grades 9-12 (100 KB pdf)
Essential Principle 2
EP2 Grades K-4 (100 KB pdf)
EP2 Grades 5-8 (100 KB pdf)
EP2 Grades 9-12 (102 KB pdf)
Essential Principle 3
EP3 Grades K-4 (99 KB pdf)
EP3 Grades 5-8 (98 KB pdf)
EP3 Grades 9-12 (99 KB pdf)
Essential Principle 4
EP4 Grades K-4 (99 KB pdf)
EP4 Grades 5-8 (104 KB pdf)
EP4 Grades 9-12 (99 KB pdf)
Essential Principle 5
EP5 Grades K-4 (99 KB pdf)
EP5 Grades 5-8 (99 KB pdf)
EP5 Grades 9-12 (100 KB pdf)
Essential Principle 6
EP6 Grades K-4 (108 KB pdf)
EP6 Grades 5-8 (108 KB pdf)
EP6 Grades 9-12 (108 KB pdf)
Essential Principle 7
EP7 Grades K-4 (103 KB pdf)
EP7 Grades 5-8 (111 KB pdf)
EP7 Grades 9-12 (112 KB pdf)