On June 9, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the K-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Science. On July 18, 2019, the State Board of Education approved the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for the following high school science courses: Astronomy, Botany, Ecology, Entomology, Epidemiology, Forensic Science, Geology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Meteorology, Microbiology, Oceanography, and Zoology. These Science GSE courses were implemented during the 2020-2021 school year.
The Science Frameworks provide one way that teachers, schools, and districts might organize and teach the Georgia Standards of Excellence within units. Frameworks include curriculum maps, pacing guides, and instructional segments. All segments are phenomenon-based and are structured in a 5E format. In addition, each instructional segment includes dedicated supports for struggling learners.
*New: Science Instructional Resources
GaConnects is a new one-stop-shop site for Georgia educators built to provide quick access to GaDOE educational resources, Georgia Standards, data dashboards, professional learning, and GaDOE applications. GaDOE SuitCASE and GaDOE Inspire are two featured applications to support classroom Instruction. Click on “GaConnects Preview" in the SLDS for access, or go to Inspire (gadoe.org).
Georgia Standards of Excellence
Visit the GaDOE science website for professional learning opportunities, resources, and other information.
NEW GaDOE has launched a new platform to provide the opportunity for science teachers, leaders, and GaDOE staff to share thoughts and resources. Meet the wonderful virtual specialists from around the state that we are working with to lead groups. To get started, visit the GaDOE community website, select Create an Account and follow the prompts. Navigate to the Groups section and join the groups you are most interested in. We look forward to connecting!PLC Science in 3D