"Science is not just a body of knowledge that reflects current understanding of the world; it is also a set of practices used to establish, extend, and refine that knowledge.  Both elements - knowledge and practice - are essential."  A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, July 2011

NPS science programs address this dual nature of science by involving students with appropriate experiences through which science concepts are developed.  Students are provided opportunities to extend their understanding as they apply these scientific concepts to the real world. 
 Jeff Patterson, Science Coordinator
(405) 447.6578
Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science
Next Generation Science Standards

Elementary Science Program
Elementary Science Concepts
Academic Vocabulary
OCCT Testing Information

Secondary Science Concepts
High School Course Sequence
Academic Vocabulary
OCCT Testing Information

In April, middle and high school teachers, as well as student advocacy coordinators, will begin covering Sexuality Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention curriculum in 6th through 12th grades. District leaders recognize parents and guardians as the primary educators of their children and encourage parents to have discussions with their children about these topics. Parents who do not want their children included in the education lessons must complete this form and submit it to the school principal no later than Friday, April 14. Students who do not participate will be given an alternative assignment. For additional information please contact NPS Science Coordinator Jeffrey Patterson at 405-447-6578 or jefferyp@norman.k12.ok.us. 


An overview of the age-appropriate content that will be presented to students can be accessed below. Parents also can preview the materials in their entirety March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center located at 131 S. Flood Avenue.


6th Grade - Sex Ed and HIV/AIDS Curriculum Overview

7th Grade - Sex Ed Curriculum Overview

8th Grade - Sex Ed Curriculum Overview

High School Science Biology - HIV/AIDS Curriculum Overview

High School Science Electives - HIV/AIDS Curriculum Overview

Reverse Permission Form (due to school principal by April 14)