Teachers in Grades K-5 will use *New* Next Generation Science Standards as a guide for their Science Instruction. Science instruction is often hands-on, including labs/experiments, projects, and research.
In addition to Scott Foresman Science Textbooks, teachers also integrate Themes from the Journeys & Collections Reading series. STEM learning is integrated into the science classroom as well.
Next Generation Science Standards: http://www.nextgenscience.org/overview-dci