New science standards for Arkansas students for the first time include engineering courses beginning in kindergarten. High school students will also start learning earth science statewide.
The State Board of Education last week approved the new K-4 and 5-8 science standards districts will use to design curriculum. Michele Snyder with the Arkansas Department of Education says the state hadn’t updated science standards for a decade.
“These standards really are a much more current, if you will, applicable to real world, application for students,” said Snyder.