California Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts and Science

Visual Arts Curriculum Standards

3rd Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design: 1.5
  • 2.0 Creative Expression
    • Skills, Process, Materials, and Tools : 2.1
    • Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art: 2.4
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    • Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1, 3.3
    • Diversity of the Visual Arts: 3.4
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1
  •  5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications
    • Connection and Application: 5.1-2         

4th Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Develop Visual Arts Vocabulary: 1.1
    • Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design: 1.5
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    •     Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1-3
    • Make Informed Judgments: 4.4-5
  • 5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications
    • Visual Literacy: 5.3
    • Career and Career-Related Skills: 5.4

5th Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Develop Perceptual Skills and Visual Arts Vocabulary: 1.1-2
    • Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design: 1.3
  • 2.0 Creative Expression
    • Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art: 2.4
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    • Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1-2
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1-2

6th Grade

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception
    • Develop Visual Arts Knowledge and Vocabulary: 1.1-2
  • 2.0 Creative Expression
    • Skills, Processes, Materials, and Tools: 2.1
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
    • Role and Development of the Visual Arts: 3.1
    • Diversity of the Visual Arts: 3.3
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
    • Derive Meaning: 4.1
  • 5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications
    • Connections and Applications: 5.3

Science Curriculum Standards

3rd Grade

  • 3. Environment and adaptations
    • a. structures for growth, survival, reproduction
    • b. examples of life forms in different ecosystems
    • c. living things change environment
    • d. survival in new environments
  • 5. Investigation and Experimentation:
    • a. repeat observations
    • b. differentiate evidence from opinion
    • c. use numerical data

4th Grade

  • 2. Needs of Organisms
    • a. plants are source of matter and energy
  • 3. Organisms depend on each other
    • b. plants and animals have differing survival in diff. ecosystems
  • 6. Investigation and Experimentation:
    • a. differentiate observation from inference

5th Grade

  • 2. Plant/Animal structures
    • a. structures for materials transport
    • f. photosynthesis
  • 5. Investigation and Experimentation:
    • a. classify objects with criteria

6th Grade

  • 5. Organisms and Ecosystems
    • c. populations functions in ecosystems
    • d. similar ecological roles in diff. biomes
    • e. nonliving resources limit organisms

7th Grade

  • 5. Anatomy and Physiology Of Plants and Animals
    • d. reproductive organs
    • f. flowering plant parts