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Is your child on track in science?

From presidents to pundits, everyone's talking about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Is your child mastering these essential skills? Find out with our grade-by-grade guide.

Is your child on track in science? Check our grade-by-grade guides.

By GreatSchools Staff

Kindergarten scienceKinders discover plants, animals, and the seasons.

First grade scienceFirst graders use senses to make observations.

Second grade scienceSecond graders study changing states of matter.

Third grade scienceThird graders learn about the solar system.

Fourth grade scienceFourth graders study circuits and conductors.

Fifth grade scienceFifth graders practice hands-on science. 

Middle school scienceTweens study systems — from our bodies to space.

High school scienceHigh school science sets teens on the path to college.