We will be following the Next Generation Common Core Science standards.  These standards deepen the previous standards and have a large engineering component as well as an emphases on our environment.  It has a strong hands-on activity/lab component.  We will investigate in the areas of Earth Science, Physical Science and Life Science.
     NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)  http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssintrod.asp