North American Division Elementary Science Standards (2015) are to be used in planning the science curriculum.



Kindergarten Stepping Stones: A Journey to Excellence through Discovery is an integrated curriculum that utilizes literature-based themes with strong spiritual connections so children may come to know God better and love him more.

Grades 1–8


ByDesign: A Journey to Excellence through Science program for grades 1-8 is the creation-based program published by Kendall Hunt under the direction of the North American Division. The program is based on a 5-step instructional model: Engage, Discover, Explain, Extend, and Assess/Reflect. This teaching model is used to promote inquiry-based learning and to stimulate a natural desire for knowledge and better understanding of God’s creation.

Each grade level is organized by four units: (1) Life Science, (2) Human Body, (3) Earth and Space Science, and (4) Physical Science. Lessons provide many hands-on opportunities to explore and experiment with science. Faith connections that reflect the Adventist worldview are developed throughout the lessons.


Student Materials

Teacher Materials

Teacher Edition

Assessments Test Generator

Multigrade Teacher Guide
(Grades 1-4 and 5-8)

Science Materials Kits

Student Editions


Multigrade Student Science Journal (Grades 1-4 and 5-8)

Student Science Journal (Consumable)

Science & Health Curriculum

Science Website

More curriculum and supplementary materials can be found on the science website. ByDesign Science Kits are also available to purchase for single-grades or multigrades. For those teachers who wish to create their own, a science kit supply list is available on the website. Be sure to fill out the “Teacher Resource Tab” so that teachers will be able to access online resources.


Curriculum by Subject