The SC Standards Support System (S³), a collection of highquality, professionally developed lessons originally written to correlate to the 2005 SC Science Standards and the 2007 SC Mathematics standards have been revamped.
This updated collection of lessons, aligns with the latest SC standards, were developed by S²TEM Centers SC and offered as free, downloadable lessons. These introductory lessons are designed to serve as supplemental teacher resources—not the primary curriculum.
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This updated collection of lessons, aligns with the latest SC standards, were developed by S²TEM Centers SC and offered as free, downloadable lessons. These introductory lessons are designed to serve as supplemental teacher resources—not the primary curriculum.
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Individual Math Lessons
GRADE: 2 Standard: 2.MDA.9 Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will collect, organize and represent data using bar graphs and picture graphs to display student favorite lunch choices and connect this data to the social studies concept of explaining how people’s purchasing choices determine what goods and services are produced. Students develop a written presentation to the cafeteria manager and the principal on the foods they would like to see on the lunch menu daily. 
GRADE: 3
Standard: 3.MDA.4 Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will work in partners and groups to explore measurement in inches, halfinches, and quarterinches to create line plots. Students will have the opportunity to make connections to measurement in our real world through personal experiences and literature. Multiple opportunities are included in this lesson to communicate new learnings through writing and oral presentations. 
GRADE: 6 Standard: 6.RP.3 Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will extend their understanding of fractions and decimals to include representing fractional parts as percentages where the whole is 100. Learners will make connections between concrete and visual representations of percentages and fractions, create a piece of art related to a popular art movement, and write about the math and the art from the lesson. Fraction Action Handout Art Connection Handout Inch Grid Handout Show Me Cards Handout Think Pair Share Strategy 


Individual Science Lessons
GRADE 1
Standard: 1.L.5A.1
Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will demonstrate an understanding of the special characteristics of plants. Students will carry out simple investigations. Students will also compare and classify plants by shape, texture, size, color and using standard English units of measurement where appropriate. 
GRADE 2
Standard: 2.L.5A.1 Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will learn what animals need to live and grow and how their environment helps them to meet those needs. Through research and discussion, the students will understand that animals can be classified into categories (mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects) based on similar characteristics. 
GRADE 6
Standard: 6.E.2A.2 Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will examine how climate change in Antarctica affects the penguins that live there. Students will take on the role of different scientists to analyze the effects of global warming on Antarctica’s living and nonliving systems. Students will analyze scientific arguments based on evidence concerning climate change. Handout 1 Handout 2 
GRADE 7
Standard: 7.P.2B.3 Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will test various solutions using litmus paper, pH paper and Phenolphthalein to classify as either an acid, base or neutral. They will also develop their own understanding of the pH scale prior to being introduced and actually using it. Throughout the lesson, multiple opportunities are provided for students to capture and share their progressive learning through written and oral form. 
GRADE 7
Standard: 7.EC.5, 7.EC.5B, 7.EC.5B.3, 7.S.1A.4
Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will explore the dynamic nature of ecosystems to relate how their characteristics can vary over time and how changes in the number of organisms of one species and physical components can disrupt the balance of an ecosystem, leading to shifts in all its populations. GRADE 7
Standard: 7.P.2B.1 Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students will participant in many activities designed to compare physical and chemical properties such as boiling/melting point, density and the ability of substances to burn or rust. Throughout the lesson, students will collect, analyze and interpret data to support claims made about the substances given. 

Grade 1 Unit: Plants
Grade 3 Unit  Properties and Changes in Matter with Measurement and Data Analysis
Grade 7 Unit  Genetics and Probability
Grade 8 Unit  Graphing in Math and Science: Linear Data and Force & Motion
GRADE 8 UNIT: GRAPHING IN MATH & SCIENCE
DAY 12: MATH 
GRADE 8 UNIT: GRAPHING IN MATH & SCIENCE
DAY 35: MATH 
