KINDERGARTEN SCIENCEScarsdale's primary science program, Science 21, is designed to encourage inquiry by providing an instructional setting in which students can ask questions and find answers to their own questions. Children observe, manipulate and measure objects, gather and graph data about events, and discuss and draw conclusions. They learn problem-solving strategies that are similar to those of real-world scientists.Unit 1- Weather and Climate
In this unit, students will study how the Sun plays the important role of warming the earth. Understanding how the Sun warms the earth is a foundational component as students study weather in the K-12 continuum. They will explore how to gather information to predict and prepare for severe weather.
Unit 2- Principles of elementary physical science.a. Explore how objects move in the world around us.b. Observe how objects are affected when a force is applied to them.c. Observe, identify and predict the occurrence of collisions.d. Describe how the magnitude and direction of a force can cause objects to move and to react.Unit 3- Life Sciencesa. Identify the differences between wants and needs.b. Study what plants and animals need to survive.c. Introduce the idea that plants and animals (including humans) change the environment to meet their needs.