Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

 

Kindergarten

  • K-PS2 – Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
    • K-PS2 – 1 – Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
    • K-PS2 – 2 – Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.
    • K-2-ETS1 – Engineering Design
      • K-2-ETS1-1 – Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
      • K-2-ETS-1-2 – Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a give problem.

 

First Grade

  • K-2-ETS1 - Engineering and Design
    • K-2-ETS1-1 – Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
    • K-2-ETS-1-2 – Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a give problem.

 

Grade 2:

  • K-2-ETS1 - Engineering and Design
    • K-2-ETS1-1 – Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
    • K-2-ETS-1-2 – Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a give problem.

Grade 3

  • 3-PS2 – Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
    • 3-PS2-1 – Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balance and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
    • 3-5-ETS-1 – Engineering Design
      • 3-5-ETS1-1 – Define a simple problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specifies criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
      • 3.5.ETS1.2 – Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

 

 

21st Century Science Skills

 

Kindergarten:

  • SC.S.K.1 - Nature of Science
    • SC.O.K.1.01 – Ask questions about themselves and their world.
    • SC.O.K.1.02 – Listen to and discuss stories about the lives and discoveries of scientists.
    • SC.O.K.1.07 – Collect and record information in a variety of ways.

 

  • SC.S.K.2 – Content of Science.
    • SC.O.K.2.07 -– Explore and describe changes in energy.
    • SC.O.K.2.09 – Explore and state different ways objects can be moved.

 

  • SC.S.K.3 – Application of Science
    • SC.O.K.3.04 – Work in groups, listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints.

 

First Grade:

  • SC.S.1.1 – Nature of Science
    • SC.O.1.1.01 – Ask questions about themselves and their world.
    • SC.O.1.1.02 – Discuss the lives and discoveries of scientists after listening to stories about their lives and discoveries.
    • SC.O.1.1.03 – Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by questioning observations of changes in the environment (e.g. motion of celestial objects).
    • SC.O.1.1.06 – Collect, record and compare information using a variety of classification systems.
    • SC.S.1.2 – Content of Science
      • SC.O.1.2.07 – Recognize that materials can be recycled and used again, sometimes in different forms.
      • SC.O.1.2.13 – Describe the changes in the motion of objects.
      • SC.S.1.3 – Application of Science
        • SC.O.1.3.04 – Listen and be tolerant of different viewpoints while working in collaborative groups.

 

 

Second Grade

  • SC.S.2.1 – Nature of Science      
    • SC.O.2.1.01 – Interpret science as the human’s search for an understanding of the world by asking questions about themselves and their world.
    • SC.O.2.1.02 – Compare the lives and discoveries of scientists of different cultures and backgrounds.
    • SC.O.2.1.04 – Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by observing, classifying, comparing and analyzing natural objects in the environment.
    • SC.O.2.1.08 – Design and conduct simple investigations; observe, collect and record information using a variety of classification systems; describe trends of data; and make predictions based on that data.
    • SC.S.2.2 – Content of Science
      • SC.O.2.2.10 – Compare the effects of force on the motion of an object.
      • SC.S.2.3 – Application of Science
        • SC.O.2.3.02 – Use models as representations of real things.
        • SC.O.2.3.04 – Recognize that common objects and events incorporate science (e.g. Velcro) to solve human problems and enhance the quality of life.
        • SC.O.2.3.05 – Listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints while working in collaborative groups.

 

Third Grade

  • SC.S.3.1 –Nature of Science
    • SC.O.3.1.01 – Recognize that scientific explanations may lead to new discoveries.
    • SC.O.3.1.02 – Study the lives and discoveries of scientists of different cultures and backgrounds.
    • SC.O.3.1.04 – Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by planning and conducting simple investigations.
    • SC.O.3.1.05 – Recognize that developing solutions to problems takes time, patience and persistence through individual and cooperative ventures.
    • SC.O.3.1.06 – Supports statements with facts found through research from various sources.
    • SC.O.3.1.10 – Identify and control variables.

 

  • SC.S.3.2 – Content of Science
    • SC.O.3.2.11 – Recognize that it takes work to move objects over a distance.
    • SC.O.3.2.13 – Recognize that the greater a force is exerted on an object, the greater the change of its motion.
    • SC.O.3.2.19 – Describe the similarities and differences among the planets.
    • SC.S.3.3 – Application of Science
      • SC.O.3.3.02 – Use models as representations of real things.
      • SC.O.3.3.06 – Cite examples of the uses of science and technology in common daily events and in the community.
      • SC.O.3.3.07 – Explain a simple problem and identify a specific solution describing the use of tools and/or materials to solve the problem or to complete a task.
      • SC.O.3.3.08 – Recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems.
      • SC.O.3.3.09 – Listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints by engaging in collaborative activities and be willing to modify ideas when new and valid information is presented.
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