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Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

On June 9, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the K-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Science. The K-12 Science GSE will be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year following a full year of teacher training.

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. The 2019-2020 school year will be utilized to inform educators of the new standards. These Science GSE courses should be implemented during the 2020-2021 school year.

New resources are currently being added to the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) of the Essential Toolkit within the Teacher Resource Link (TRL Public). SLDS is available to all public school educators in Georgia. If you are not a public educator and need access to resources, please visit TRL Public.

All non-educators should contact GaDOE program managers of the specific content they are interested in.

Standards

K-5

Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
• Grade 3
• Grade 4
• Grade 5

6-8

• Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

9-12

Astronomy NEW
 • Biology
Botany NEW
Chemistry
Earth Systems
Ecology NEW
Entomology NEW
Environmental Science
Epidemiology NEW
Forensic Science NEW
Geology NEW
Human Anatomy & Physiology NEW
Meteorology NEW
Microbiology NEW
Oceanography NEW
 • Physical Science
Physics
Zoology NEW

9-12 Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)

The following high school science standards will remain as GPS for 2019-2020 until these 12 courses are implemented as GSE during the 2020-2021 school year.

Human Anatomy & Physiology
Forensic Science
Astronomy
Botany
Ecology
Entomology
Epidemiology
Geology
Meteorology
Microbiology
Oceanography
Zoology

Instructional Resources

If you don’t see a resources you need below, please visit the TRL-Essential Toolkit. New resources are currently being added to the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) of the Essential Toolkit within the Teacher Resource Link (TRL Public). SLDS is available to all public school educators in Georgia. If you are not a public educator and need access to resources, please visit TRL Public.

Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
• Grade 3
• Grade 4
• Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
• Biology
• Physical Science

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