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Parent Resources for Science

As science educators in New York get closer to the full implementation of the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards many parents may begin to ask: ​

  • What are the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards?
  • What is science and why is it important for my child?
  • When will the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards be implemented?
  • How can I learn more?

A Parent's Guide to the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards addresses these questions and connects parents with additional science education resources to support learning at home.

Suggestions for Use

As a free and shareable resource, districts are encouraged to share the flyer in multiple settings or on a variety of platforms. Copies may be distributed through email, linked on a webpage, or printed and shared as part of a welcome packet or at a school function or event. As the resource facilitates dialogue between parents and educators, the flyer is recommended for any situation in which parents and educators interact, such as parent teacher conferences or open houses.

Questions related to Science Education in NYS can be directed to the NYS Education Department's Office of Curriculum and Instruction via email to emscurric@nysed.gov or via telephone to (518)474-5922.