California State Content Standards


All curricula in the Nature Center's Urban Ecology Program are aligned with CA Board of Education Content Standards.

From the Ground Up (K-4th Grade)
  • Kindergarten: 2.a-c; 4.a, d-e
  • First Grade: 2.a,c; 4.a-b
  • Third Grade: 3.a-d
  • Fourth Grade: 2.a-c; 3.a-d
On the Edge (2nd-4th & 5th Grade)
  • Second Grade: 2.a-d; 3.c; 4.d, f-g
  • Third Grade: 1.a-b; 3.a-d
  • Fourth Grade: 2.a-c; 3.a-d
  • Sixth Grade: 4.b; 5.a-e
EcoArt (K-4th Grade)
  • Kindergarten: (Science) 2.a, c (Visual Art) 1.1, 3; 2.1, 7; 4.3, 4
  • First Grade: (Science) 2.a, c-d (Visual Art) 1.1, 3; 2.1; 4.1-4
  • Second Grade: (Science) 2.a-c (Visual Art) 1.1, 3; 2.1
  • Third Grade: (Science) 3.a-d (Visual Art) 1.4; 2.1
  • Fourth Grade: (Science) 2.a-b; 3.a,c (Visual Art) 3.1; 4.2-3
Our Urban Forest (3rd-6th Grade)
  • Third Grade: 1.a, b; 3.a-d; 5.a, c, e
  • Fourth Grade: 2.a-b; 3.a-c; 6.b, f
  • Fifth Grade: 2.f; 6.a-b, h
  • Sixth Grade: 5.a-c, e; 7.b, e 
Born to Burn (High School)
  • High School: (Biology) 6.a-b, e (Earth Sciences) 9.b (Investigation & Experimentation) 1.b-d
Wet and Wild (2nd-5th Grade)
  • Second Grade: 2.a-d; 4.a-b, d-g
  • Third Grade: 1.a; 3.a-d; 5.a-e
  • Fourth Grade: 2.a-c; 3.a-b, d; 6.d-f
  • Fifth Grade: 3.d-e; 6.b, f-h
Pond Ecology (6th Grade-High School)
  • Sixth Grade: 5.a-e; 7.a, c
  • Seventh Grade: 5.a; 7.a, c
  • Eighth Grade: 6.a, b; 9.a, b
  • High School: (Chemistry) 5.a-b, d (Biology) 1.f; 6.a, d-e (Earth Sciences) 9.c (Investigation & Experimentation) 1.a-d 
 Rockworks (2nd-6th Grade)
  • Second Grade:3.a-e
  • Third Grade: 1.f, g; 3.a-c, e
  • Fourth Grade: 4.a, b; 5.a-c
  • Fifth Grade: 1.f, i; 6.a
 Earthworks (6th Grade-High School)
  • Sixth Grade: 1.a-f; 2.a-d
  • Seventh Grade: 4.a-g
  • Eigth Grade: 2.g; 3.b; 5.a, d
  • High School: (Chemistry) 2.c (Earth Sciences) 1.b; 3.a, c; 9.b
 The First Californians (3rd-5th Grade)
  • Third Grade: (History) 3.1.2; 3.2.1-2, 4; 3.5.1
  • Fourth Grade: (History) 4.2.1
  • Fifth Grade: (History) 5.1.1-3
 The Rush for Gold (3rd-5th Grade)
  • Third Grade: (History) 3.1.2; 3.3.1-3; 3.5.1
  • Fourth Grade: (History) 4.2.2; 4.3.2; 4.3.3-4; 4.4.2-3
  • Fifth Grade: (History) 5.8.3-4, 6