Louisiana State Educational Standards

This website supports state essential standards for Health Education and Science.

SubjectGrade LevelsBroad Standard ReferenceSpecific Standard CodeSpecific Standard NameSpecific Wording of Standard
Health11--Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Health11-E-4.1--State risky behaviors and potentially harmful consequences.
Health14-E-1.2--Demonstrate ways to respond when in an unwanted, threatening, or dangerous situation.
Science1-2Science and Engineering Practices3Planning and carrying out investigationsPlanning and carrying out investigations to answer questions or test solutions to problems in K-2 build on prior experiences and progresses to simple investigations, based on fair tests, which provide data o support explanations or design solutions.
Science1-2Science and Engineering Practices3Planning and carrying out investigationsPlan and conduct investigations collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence to answer a question.
Science1-2Science and Engineering Practices4Analyzing and interpreting dataAnalyzing and interpreting data in K-2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.
Science1-2Science and Engineering Practices6Constructing explanations and designing solutionsMake observations (firsthand or from media) to construct an evidence-based account for natural phenomena.
Science1-2Science and Engineering Practices6Constructing explanations and designing solutionsConstructing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering) in K-2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to the use of evidence and ideas in constructing evidence-based accounts of natural phenomena and designing solutions.
Science1-2Science and Engineering Practices8Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating informationObtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in K-2 builds on prior experiences and uses observations and texts to communicate new information.
Science1-2Science and Engineering Practices8Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating informationRead grade-appropriate texts and/or use media to obtain scientific and/or technical information to determine patterns in and/or evidence about the natural and designed world(s).
Health21-E-4--Identify risky behaviors and ways to avoid and reduce them.
Health21-E-4.2--Identify safety hazards at home, school, and in the community.
Health24-E-1--Develop effective communication skills.
Health27-E-2--Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.
Health27-E-2.2--Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.
Science2Physical Science2-PS1-1Matter and Its InteractionsPlan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
Science2Physical Science2-PS1-2Matter and Its InteractionsAnalyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
Science2Physical ScienceLE.PS1A.aStructure and Properties of MatterDifferent properties are suited to different purposes.
Science2Physical ScienceLE.PS1A.cStructure and Properties of Matter. . . Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties.
Health31-E-3.1--List ways to prevent injuries at home, school, and in the community.
Health37.E.1.3--Demonstrate ways to avoid engaging in risky behaviors associated with childhood injuries and health problems.
Science3Life Science3-LS4-4Biological Evolution: Unity and DiversityMake a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
Science3Life ScienceUE.LS2C.aEcosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and ResilienceWhen the environment changes in ways that affect a place's physical characteristics, temperature, or availability of resources, some organisms survive and reproduce, others move to new locations, yet others move into the transformed environment, and some die.
Science3-5Science and Engineering Practices3Planning and carrying out InvestigationsMake observations and/or measurements to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence for an explanation of a phenomenon or test a design solution.
Science3-5Science and Engineering Practices7Engaging in argument from evidenceConstruct and/or support an argument with evidence, data, and/or a model.
Health41-E-3.2--Explain how injuries and health problems can be prevented or treated.
Science4Earth Science4-ESS2-2Earth's SystemAnalyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth's features.
Science4Earth Science4-ESS3-1Earth and Human ActivityObtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from renewable and non-renewable resources and how their uses affect the environment.
Science4Earth Science4-ESS3-2Earth and Human ActivityGenerate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
Science4Earth ScienceUE.ESS3A.aNatural ResourcesEnergy and fuels (fossil fuels, wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric energy) that humans use are derived from natural sources, and their use affects the environment in multiple ways. Some resources are renewable over time, and others are not.
Science4Physical Science4-PS3-2EnergyMake observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
Science4Physical Science4-PS3-4Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday LifeThe expression "produce energy" typically refers to the conversion of stored energy into a desired form for practical use.
Science4Physical Science4-PS3-4EnergyApply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
Health51-E-3--Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
Health51-E-3.1--Recognize the responsibility to reduce risk of injury to self and to others.
Health57-E-3--Demonstrate a variety of behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.
Science5Earth Science5-ESS2-1Earth's SystemsDevelop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
Science5Earth Science5-ESS3-1Earth and Human ActivityGenerate and compare multiple solutions about ways individual communities can use science to protect the Earth's resources and environment.
Science5Science and Engineering Practices2Developing and using modelsDevelop and/or use models to describe and/or predict phenomena.
Science5Science and Engineering Practices5.PS1-3Matter and Its InteractionsMake observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
Science6-8Science and Engineering Practices1Asking questions and defining problemsAsk questions that can be investigated within the scope of the classroom, outdoor environment, and museums and other public facilities with available resources and, when appropriate, frame a hypothesis based on observations and scientific principles.
Science6-8Science and Engineering Practices2Developing and using modelsDevelop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.
Science6-8Science and Engineering Practices2Developing and using modelsDevelop and/or use a model to predict and/or describe phenomena.
Science6-8Science and Engineering Practices3Planning and carrying out investigationsConduct an investigation and/or evaluate and/or revise the experimental design to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence that meet the goals of the investigation.
Science6-8Science and Engineering Practices6Constructing explanations and designing solutionsApply scientific ideas or principles to design, construct, and/or test a design of an object, tool, process or system.
Science6-8Science and Engineering Practices7Engaging in argument from evidenceConstruct, use, and/or present an oral and written argument supported by empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support or refute an explanation or a model.
Science7Earth Science7-MS-ESS3-5Earth and Human ActivityAsk questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Health81-M-4--Use appropriate strategies to prevent/reduce risk and promote well-being.
Health87-M-2--Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.
Science8Earth Science8-MS-ESS3-1Earth and Human ActivityConstruct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
Science8Earth Science8-MS-ESS3-3Earth and Human ActivityApply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing human impact on the environment.
Health9-124--Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Health9-127--Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Science9-12Earth ScienceHS-ESS3-1Human SustainabilityConstruct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
Science9-12Earth ScienceHS-ESS3-4Human SustainabilityEvaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems. . . . Examples for limiting future impacts could [include] local efforts (such as reducing, reusing, and recycling resources) . . .
Science9-12Earth ScienceHS.ESS2A.dEarth Materials and SystemsThe geological record shows that changes to global and regional climate can be caused by . . . human activities.
Science9-12Earth ScienceHS.ESS2D.cWeather and ClimateChanges in the atmosphere due to human activity have increased carbon dioxide concentrations and thus affect climate.
Science9-12Earth ScienceHS.ESS3A.bNatural ResourcesAll forms of energy production and other resource extraction have associated economic, social, environmental, and geopolitical costs and risks as well as benefits. New technologies and social regulations can change the balance of these factors.
Science9-12Earth ScienceHS.ESS3B.aNatural ResourcesResource availability has guided the development of human society.
Science9-12Earth ScienceHS.ESS3C.aHuman Impacts on Earth SystemsThe sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources.
Science9-12Life ScienceHS-LS2-7Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and DynamicsDesign, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
Science9-12Physical ScienceHS.PS3A.bDefinitions of EnergyAt the macroscopic scale, energy manifests itself in multiple ways, such as in motion, sound, light, and thermal energy.
Science9-12Science and Engineering Practices2Developing and using modelsDevelop and/or use multiple types of models to provide mechanistic accounts and/or predict phenomena . . .
Science9-12Science and Engineering Practices3Planning and carrying out investigationsPlan an investigation (science) or test a design (engineering) individually and collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence as part of building and revising models, supporting explanations for phenomena, or testing solutions to problems.
Science9-12Science and Engineering Practices6Constructing explanations and designing solutionsConstructing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering) in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to explanations and designs that are supported by multiple and independent student-generated sources of evidence consistent with scientific ideas, principles, and theories.
Science9-12Science and Engineering Practices7Engaging in argument from evidenceEngaging in argument from evidence in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to using appropriate and sufficient evidence and scientific reasoning to defend and critique claims and explanations about the natural and designed world(s).
Science9-12Science and Engineering Practices8Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating informationCommunicate scientific and/or technical information or ideas.