Kindergarten Science

    Weather and Climate

    • Demonstrate an understanding that the Sun warms the Earth by identifying the relative temperature of various surfaces.

    • Understand what makes a fair test (controlled experiment) by creating an investigation to examine solar energy.

    • Design a structure that protects an ice cube from solar energy.

    • Explore how to gather information to predict and prepare for severe weather.

    • Identify trends/patterns in weather that are typical of a time of year (or a season) and use data to make predictions.

    Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls

    • Discover various pushes and pulls in their surroundings.

    • Investigate the relationship between cause and effect when a strong or gentle force acts on an object.

    • Understand the effect that force has on the way things move when they are pushed, pulled, or collide.

    • Use arrows to create models to visualize and describe the strength and direction of forces applied when an object is pushed or pulled.

    • Design, test, and improve a solution to solve a problem. 

    Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment

    • Identify classroom resources and how to conserve them.

    • Stop waste from going to landfills by learning to sort and recycle their snack waste. 

    • Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

    • Design an experiment to test if a plant needs water and light to grow, and draw a conclusion using evidence.

    • Create a ladybug habitat that includes food, water, shelter, and air for survival.