Kindergarten


Standard 1:The Process of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science


NON-STANDARD MEASUREMENT

Description:

Can you measure with a toothpick?  Students will measure everyday objects without using a ruler.

Non-Standard Measurement Unit

Measurement

HOW DOES A PENGUIN STAY WARM?


CLASS SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT

Description:

Students use shortening to act as penguin blubber in a class science fair project.

How Does A Penguin Stay Warm Unit

Science Fair

EXPLORING SCIENCE TOOLS

Description:

Kindergarten scientists make predictions and test them with a balance and a graduated cylinder.

Exploring Science Tools Unit

Beaker



Standard 2: Earth and Space Science


SENSE OF TASTE, HEARING, SMELL AND TOUCH

Description:

Hearing, smelling, taste, and touch are investigated as students solve mysteries using their senses.

Sense of Taste, Hearing, Smell and Touch Unit

senses

SPRING NATURE WALK

Description:

Students look for signs of spring outdoors and explore how shadows and soil form.

Spring Nature Walk Unit

Tulip

FALL NATURE WALK

Description:

Students take a fall nature walk and use their senses to explore nature in the fall.  Later in the year, compare this to a spring nature walk.

Fall Nature Walk Unit

leaf



 

Standard 4: Life Science

 

EXPLORING COLOR AND THE SENSE OF SIGHT

Description:

Color is explored using color paddles, diffraction glasses, and mixing primary colors to form secondary colors in test tubes.

Color and the Sense of Sight Unit

color wheel

ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION

Description:

Classifying animals in kindergarten begins with sorting them as to where they live, what outer covering they have, and their type of appendage.

Animal Classification Unit

Zebra

MEALWORM LIFE CYCLE

Description:

Each student creates a habitat for a mealworm that they will care for as it progresses through its life cycle.

Mealworm Life Cycle Unit

mealworm

SENSE OF TASTE, HEARING, SMELL AND TOUCH

Description:

Hearing, smelling, taste, and touch are investigated as students solve mysteries using their senses.

Sense of Taste, Hearing, Smell and Touch Unit

senses

SPRING NATURE WALK

Description:

Students look for signs of spring outdoors and explore how shadows and soil form.

Spring Nature Walk Unit

Tulip