High School


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Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards
High School

Earth Science     Life Science     Physical Science

The guides describe the “big picture” purpose of the standards, as road maps to help ensure that all Colorado students graduate ready for life, college, and careers. They also provide overviews of the learning expectations for each of the ten content areas of the standards and offer examples of educational experiences that students may engage in, and that families could support, during the school year.

Colorado Academic Standards – Technology Narratives

What does Mastery of Technology look like at each grade level? What is expected of your students when it comes to oral communication & listening with multimedia or reading and writing with digital tools…. Find out at the links below

Technology Narratives 

Kindergarten     1st Grade      2nd Grade    3rd Grade     4th Grade      5th Grade
6th Grade       7th Grade     8th Grade     9th Grade    10th Grade    11th Grade

Colorado Measures of Academic Success: Grade 5 Science


Performance Level Descriptors

GLE – Grade Level Expectations

CDE -Instructional Unit Samples – Science


Electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePAT)  ePATs familiarize both students and staff with the content and format of computer-delivered tests.

PGC – Prepared Graduate Competencies: the concepts and skills that students need to master in order to be postsecondary and workforce ready

GLE – Grade Level Expectations: grade specific expectations that indicate a student is making progress toward toe PGCs

Science Textbook Resources

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 3.03.16 PMClick the links below for instructions on accessing student and teacher accounts for Pearson Successnet and the Pearson eText for Schools App.

Pearson eText for Schools App – students need to point the Pearson eText for Schools app to our district single sign on login page by click on the “EasyBridge” link on the app. Learn More

Additional Pearson / Prentice Hall Links 

Environmental Science Online

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Click on the link to the left for access to the Environmental Science Online Resources or below for instructions on creating a teacher account.  Register for Online Teacher Access

Student Online Access


Human Anatomy & Physiology Online

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Click on the link below for access to the Human Anatomy & Physiology Online Resources and for instructions on creating a student and teacher account. Register for Online Access




Earth Science Online Information

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Earth Comm– to access student textbooks, resources and teacher guide materials from the Digital Library for Earth System Education you will need an individual account. If you need an account, contact ccshelp@dls.ucar.edu.

  • To learn more about what this ESS CCS (Curriculum Customization Service) can offer please reference this power point presentation.

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 2.56.58 PMClick on the link to the right for access to Earth Science Online Resources for the State of Colorado. EarthComm is an Earth Science curriculum developed to focus attention on the national deficiency in high school Earth Science education (grades 9-12) and on development of a complete high-school Earth Science curriculum.
Earth Comm – Colorado



Middle School Science Resources

Science Materials Available for Checkout


 formerly known as Web/MAX, is the shared district library located at Media Services. It includes many different material types, including DVD’s, book sets, audio books, models and Department of Wildlife kits. Destiny Catalog    Destiny Tutorial & FAQ


St. Vrain High School Science Shared Files ( formally on Citrix ) can now be found on Google Docs at the following link. High School Files 


SVVSD Digital Library

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Offers eBooks, AudioBooks and Streaming Media, including over 52,000 copies for middle and high school students. Many titles have both an eBook and AudioBook version, and many titles have multiple copies. Reaching all readers and interests, there are also over 900 titles available elementary students including embedded audio with more books to be added. You can enjoy this library anytime and anywhere on a computer, iPad, smartphone, or eReader.

Introduction          St. Vrain/OverDrive Video        Frequently Asked Questions
Login – use your SVVSD username and password


SVVSD Media Services Science Database


World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines which cover various time periods in science history. Students can browse existing timelines in science and technology and visualize the cause / effect relationship between events. World Book Timelines also allows users to create their own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

gicGlobal Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global Science issues, topics, and current events.  Each topic includes an overview, references and rich multimedia – including videos, and interactive graphs.

Science and Technology – Explores issues and topics related to scientific research and technological advances, discussing their impacts in social, political, and economic terms.

Environment and Climate Change – Explores the ways that developing nations and increasing industrialization affect our natural habitats and everyday lives.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides information and opinions on today’s hottest science issues. Issues include updated viewpoint articles, academic journals, statistics, images, videos and links to vetted websites.

Energy & Environmentalism – Explores current event topics such as the BP oil spill, deforestation, foreign oil dependance and also takes a close look at sustainability topics such as biofuels and recycling.

Science, Technology & Ethics – Explores sometimes controversial topics such as evolution, animal rights, genetically modified foods, stem cell research and offshore drilling, amongst other topics.


Online Resources

Science on Ipads

Science Literacy

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For the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) resources for elementary teachers you can click here.

High School STEM in St. Vrain

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For all of your STEM Questions & Needs visit the St. Vrain STEM Web Page or contact Becky Peters – Innovation Center Project Manager & District STEM Coordinator at peters_rebecca@svvsd.org or 720-494-3969.