Science Topics by Grade Level that match the MN Science Standards

** Please note these are Foss Science Kits but the topics fit the standards well



  • Trees and Weather
  • Animals
  • Materials in Our World
  • Talk about the Engineering Process

Grade One:   

  • Solids and Liquids
  • Pebbles, Sand and Silt
  • Insects and Plants
  • Engineering Unit: A Work in Progress

Grade Two:          

  • Air and Weather
  • Balance and Motion
  • Plants and Animals
  • Engineering Unit:  Catching the Wind

Grade Three:       

  • Structures of Life
  • Physics of Sound
  • Sun, Moon and Stars
  • Engineering Unit:  The Best of Bugs

Grade Four:         

  • Water
  • Energy and Electromagnetism
  • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Engineering Unit:  Water, Water Everywhere

Grade Five:          

  • Motion, Force and Models
  • Soils, Rock and Landforms
  • Environments
  • Engineering Unit:  Marvelous Machines

Grade Six:             

  • Physical Science


The standards focus on these topics.  This does not indicate that every school needs to purchase Foss Kits or use the suggested resources.  This is for the purpose of framing what topics are taught at what grade level.