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Please acknowledge the New Jersey Department of Education.

New Jersey Department of Education
Fall 1998
PTM# 1500.47

Supported by the Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium at Research for Better Schools


A Document in Support of the
Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science


CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
Governor


LEO KLAGHOLZ
Commissioner of Education


ELLEN M. SCHECHTER
Assistant Commissioner
Division of Academic and Career Standards


JAY DOOLAN
Director
Office of Standards and Professional Development


BRUCE MARGANOFF
Science Specialist
Framework Project Coordinator


ACKOWLEDGMENTS

The New Jersey Department of Education gratefully acknowledges the thoughtful con-tributions
and outstanding efforts of the many educators, parents, and citizens who
have worked on this Framework Project. We especially wish to note with appreciation
those who served on the Task Force that developed this document; our partner organi-zations,
The Merck Institute for Science Education, the Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower
Consortium at Research for Better Schools, and the New Jersey Statewide Systemic
Initiative; and the state’s professional science associations.


NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


NEW JERSEY SCIENCE FRAMEWORK PROJECT
DEVELOPMENT TEAM

DR. BRUCE MARGANOFF
Leadership Team
NJ Department of Education, Standards
JOHN SHAFRANSKI
Leadership Team
Edison Schools
DR. CARLO PARRAVANO
Leadership Team
Merck Science Institute
DR. DEBORAH COOK
Leadership Team
NJ Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJSSI)
JOHN LYSKO Ocean Twp. Schools
DR. HOWARD PARISH Jersey City State College
MARY ANN HULL Liberty Science Center
RICHARD LEES Lyndhurst Public Schools
PAUL SEARS South Brunswick Schools
ARTHUR KNUDSEN Bridgeton Schools
LORI TESTINO Raritan High School
JONETTE BENNETT North Warren Regional High School
TIM LUCAS Ridgewood Schools
TRUDY IWANSKI Hopewell Schools
DONALD WILLIAMS Scotch Plains - Fanwood Schools
JIM MESSERSMITH John Witherspoon Middle School
BERNICE BLUM-BART Bordentown Schools
LYNNE FREEMAN East Brunswick Schools
CATHERINE JACKSON Newark Schools
SHEILA HATCHER Newark Schools
CAROL ROBERTS Camden Schools
FRED WILLIAMS Camden Schools
DIANE SMITH Edison Schools
ILLENE LEVINE Roosevelt Schools
DR. SHARON SHERMAN College of New Jersey
DR. JOHN KARSNITZ College of New Jersey
FAYE FRIESON NJ Department of Education, Assessment
KARL HASS Manahawkin Board of Education
JAMES NOVOTMY Livingston High School
ERWIN JAEGEER Union High School
DR. PATRICIA JOHNSON Glen Rock Board of Education

NEW JERSEY SCIENCE FRAMEWORK
REVIEW COMMITTEE

RON PAYNE New Brunswick Schools
HOWARD KIMMEL New Jersey Institute of Technology
ALMA EDLY NJ Science Teachers Association
ANNE GALLI Hackensack Environmental Center
ALAN SHERMAN Middlesex Community College
LOIS ARNOLD NJ Statewide Systemic Inititative
CAROL STEARNS Merck Science Institute
SUSAN SINKINSON Merck Science Institute
TOM FANGMAN Flemington Regional High School
JIM EALY Peddie School
MARY MASTERSON Carteret Schools
TANYA OZNOWICH NJ Department of Environmental Protection
ROBERT SEARSON Newark Schools
MARIA CANNIZZARO Jersey City Schools
SYLVIA ABBATO Atlantic City Schools
DANITA (DEE) GUARINO NASSA
MAL STURCCHIO Fairleigh Dickinson University
CHRIS CHAMURIS NJ Technology Education Association
ED DENTON NJ Technology Education Association
SONDRA AKINS Englewood Schools
LINDA MADISON Flemington Schools
WANDA RINKER West Windsor/Plainsboro Schools
ROBERT WARWICK Piscataway Schools
ALLENE JOHNSON Summit Public Schools
BRUCE KEMLITZ NJ Technology Education Association
DOLORES KEEZER NJ Department of Education

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEAM
SCIENCE FRAMEWORK

MICHELE SELESKY Edison Public Schools
VIVIAN BROWN Newark Public Schools
COLLEEN GAYTON Bernardsville Public School District
JANET BRADY West Morris Regional High School
MICHAEL McGHEE Cedar Grove Regional School District
CHARLOTTE DIXON Pemberton Township Public School District
CHERYL MALONE Penns Grove - Carney’s Point Public Schools
JENNIFER TUCCI Cedar Grove Public School District
BRIDGET INDERWIESS Lower Cape May Regional Public Schools
CHRISTINE GARAMELLA Cedar Grove Public School District
DEBRA BRIGGS Fairfield Township Public Schools
ELLEN HAUG Rutherford Public School District
MERRY BARBIRE Rutherford Public School District
JULIE DUFFY Hopewell Valley Regional School District
DIANE BRANDER Penns Grove - Carney’s Point School District
CAROL BILAS New Brunswick Public School District
SHELLEY VOGELIR Lower Cape May Regional School District
DIANA PARKS Mantua Township Public Schools
NANCY ELMEZZI Cedar Grove Public Schools
ROBERTA L. WOHLE NJ Department of Education
JOYCE BOOSE NJ Department of Education
BONNIE MERKEL Learning Resource Center - North Satellite
PEGGY THORPE Learning Resource Center - Central Satellite
DAVID SMITH Learning Resource Center - South Satellite

EXCEPTIONALLY ABLE INSTRUCTIONAL
ADAPTATIONS COMMITTEE
SCIENCE FRAMEWORK

AWILDA TOWNEY Elizabeth
NANCY SANCHEZ Jersey City
TOMMIE SHIDER New Brunswick
CONNIE COCHRAN Consultant
PATRICIA ZIPPILLI Creative Achievement Academy
DONNA WYATT Bridgewater-Raritan
KATHY MURPHY Children’s Seashore House
ROBERTA BRAVERMAN NJ Association for Gifted Children
BARBARA SWICORD NJ Association for Gifted Children

LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
INSTRUCTIONAL ADAPTATIONS COMMITTEE
SCIENCE FRAMEWORK

MELIDA JOHNSON Camden City
SUSAN SEAMAN Perth Amboy
EVELYN TORRES Newark
CARLOS NUNEZ Union City
NELLIE SORENSEN New Brunswick
ELAINE GERALDO New Brunswick
STEVE MACY New Brunswick
RAQUEL GARCIA BECKER Englewood
ELLIOT SANCHEZ Jersey City
INES PTASZYNSKI Jersey City
SANDRA GOLDBLATT Elizabeth

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PDFCHAPTER 1 Introduction
PDFCHAPTER 2 The Standards Used in This Framework

Part A: New Jersey’s Science Standards
Part B: New Jersey’s Cross-Content Workplace Readiness Standards

PDFCHAPTER 3 Implementing a Standards-Based Science Curriculum
PDFCHAPTER 4 Analyzing and Selecting Science Curriculum Materials
PDFCHAPTER 5 Assessing Science Learning
PDFCHAPTER 6 Technology

Part A: Technology Education
Part B: Educational Technology

PDFCHAPTER 7 The Framework: Standards 1-5 (The Science Process Standards)

Introduction
Standard 1: Systems
Standard 2: Science as Inquiry
Standard 3: Science as a Human Activity
Standard 4: Science and Technology
Standard 5: Science and Mathematics

PDFCHAPTER 8 The Framework: Standards 6-12 (The Science Content Standards)

Standard 6: Organisms
Standard 7: The Diversity of Life
Standard 8: Structure and Behavior of Matter
Standard 9: Matter, Forces, and Energy Transformations
Standard 10: Earth Systems
Standard 11: The Universe
Standard 12: The Environment

PDFCHAPTER 9 The Framework: Students with Diverse Needs

Part A: Science Instructional Adaptations for Students with Disabilities
Part B: Instructional Adaptations for Students with Limited English Proficiency
Part C: Instructional Adaptations for Exceptionally Able (Gifted and Talented) Students

PDFCHAPTER 10 Interpreting the Cross-Content Workplace Readiness Standards