Math Science Nucleus Field Trips
California Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Ocean Life - Present and Past (2-6)  Students look at animals without backbones (invertebrates).  They learn how we sort  and classify shells produced by invertebrates.  They will learn the the key characteristics that identify the invertebrates by looking at the different phylums.   Then they will look at fossil shells, many from the San Francisco bay area, and learn what it means to find them in rocks.  A tour of museum included. 

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  (NEED TO UPDATE)

Standards arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas.  Codes in parenthesis represent Performance Standards.  For more detailed information visit

  Structure and Function
All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (1-LS1-1)

Ca Science Standards Life Sciences

Fourth Grade: Life Cycle