Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

 

Kindergarten

  • K-LS1-1 - Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS2-2 - Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
  • K-ESS3-1 - Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.           

 

Second Grade

  • 2-LS2-1 - Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plans need sunlight and water to grow.

Third Grade

  • 3-LS1-1 - Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death
  • 3-LS3-2 - Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

 

 

21st Century Skills Standards

 

Kindergarten

  • SC.O.K.1.01 - Ask questions about themselves and their world.
  • SC.O.K.1.03 - Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by asking questions about the environment noting patterns and variations of natural objects (e.g., trees, leaves or animal structures).
  • SC.O.K.1.04 - Explore and describe objects and events using the five senses to develop observational skills and make predictions based on personal observation.
  • SC.O.K.1.06 - Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, or treat living organisms humanely).
  • SC.O.K.1.07 - Collect and record information in a variety of ways (e.g., drawings, weather calendar, or graphs).
  • SC.O.K.2.01 - Using the five senses, identify living and non-living things.
  • SC.O.K.2.02 - Observe and describe the movement, growth and changes in plants and animals.
  • SC.O.K.2.03 - Observe and describe models of plants and animals in different environments.
  • SC.O.K.2.06 - Identify colors.
  • SC.O.K.2.12 - Observe and compare differences in earth materials.
  • SC.O.K.3.01 - Recognize that models are representations of real things.
  • SC.O.K.3.02 - Observe and point out that changes occurs gradually, repetitively, or randomly within the environment.
  • SC.O.K.3.04 - Work in groups, listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints.

 

First Grade

  • SC.O.1.1.01 - Ask questions about themselves and their world.
  • SC.O.1.1.03 - Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by questioning observations of changes in the environment (e.g., life cycles, motion of celestial objects, or sun and shadow).
  • SC.O.1.1.05 - Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, or treat living organisms humanely).
  • SC.O.1.1.06 - Collect, record, and compare information using a variety of classification systems (e.g., ordering, sorting, or sequencing) and using a variety of communication techniques (e.g., sketches, pictographs, or models).
  • SC.O.1.2.02 - Identify that most living things need water, food, light and air.
  • SC.O.1.2.04 - Identify the parts of growing plans as they develop.
  • SC.O.1.3.01 - Identify that systems are made of parts that interact with one another.
  • SC.O.1.3.02 - Use models as representations of real things.
  • SC.O.1.3.04 - Listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints while working in collaborative groups.

 

Second Grade

  • 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.2.1.03 - Identify and discuss science careers in the community.
  • SC.O.2.1.04 - Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by observing, classifying, comparing and analyzing natural objects in the environment.
  • SC.O.2.1.07 - Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, or treat living organisms humanely).
  • 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 (e.g., seasonal changes and plants or temperature and weather).
  • SC.O.2.2.01 - Identify that plants and animals have different structures.
  • SC.O.2.2.02 - Identify the structures of living things including their systems, and explain their functions (e.g., wings for flying fins for swimming, or roots for support and obtaining water).
  • SC.O.2.2.03 - Sequence pictures of events to illustrate the changes in the life cycle of plants and animals.
  • SC.O.2.3.01 - Identify parts of systems and identify how they interact with one another.
  • SC.O.2.3.02 - Use models as representations of real things.
  • SC.O.2.3.03 - Observe that changes occur gradually, repetitively, or randomly within the environment.
  • SC.O.2.3.05 - Listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints while working in collaborative groups.

 

Third Grade

  • SC.O.3.1.01 - Recognize that scientific explorations may lead to new discoveries (e.g., new knowledge leads to new questions).
  • SC.O.3.1.03 - Explore science careers in the community.
  • SC.O.3.1.04 - Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by planning and conducting simple investigations.
  • SC.O.3.1.08 - Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, or treat living organisms humanely).
  • SC.O.3.2.01 - Identify the structures of living things, including their systems and explain their functions.
  • SC.O.3.2.02 - Observe, measure, and record changes in living things (e.g., growth and development, or variations within species).
  • SC.O.3.2.03 - Compare physical characteristics and behaviors of living organisms and explain how they are adapted to a specific environment (e.g., beaks and feet in birds, seed dispersal, camouflage, or different types of flowers).
  • SC.O.3.3.01 - Identify that systems are made of parts that interact with one another.
  • SC.O.3.3.02 - Use models to represent real things.
  • SC.O.3.3.03 - Observe that changes occur gradually, repetitively, or randomly within the environment and question causes of changes.
  • SC.O.3.3.04 - Given a set of objects, group or order the objects according to an established scheme.
  • 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.
  • SC.O.3.3.10 - Develop respect and responsibility for the environment by engaging in conservation practices.
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