Every science lesson should include a process skills standard AND a content standard. Additionally, investigations should be conducted to practice multiple process skills EACH nine weeks.

Process Skills Standards

The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which:

1.1a the senses are used to observe differences in physical properties,
1.1b observations are made from multiple positions to achieve a variety of perspectives & are repeated to ensure accuracy
1.1c objects or events are classified and arranged according to characteristics or properties,
1.1d simple tools are used to enhance observations;
1.1e length, volume, mass, and temperature are measured using nonstandard units;
1.1f inferences are made and conclusions are drawn about familiar objects and events;
1.1g a question is developed from one or more observations;
1.1h predictions are made based on patterns of observations;
1.1i observations and data recorded, analyzed, and communicated orally and with simple graphs, pictures, written statements, and numbers
1.1j simple investigations and experiments are conducted to answer questions.

Content Standards

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Summer to Fall
(5 days)
1.7 - Weather and Seasonal Changes

Scientific Investigations

Science Is So Sweet Activities for SOL 1.1

(14 days)
1.1 - Scientific Investigations

Relationship between Earth & Sun
(18 days)
1.6 - Sun and Earth

Fall to Winter
(5 days)
1.7 - Weather and Seasonal Changes

Natural Resources
(20 days)
1.8 - Natural Resources

Scientific Investigations

Wiggles, Jiggles & Giggles Kit

(10 days)
1.1 - Scientific Investigations

Winter to Spring
(5 days)
1.7 - Weather and Seasonal Changes

Matter
(20 days)
1.3 - Matter

Motion
(18 days)
1.2 - Motion

Animal's Basic Needs
(3 days)
1.5a - Animal Basic Needs

Scientific Investigations
(5 days)
1.1 - Scientific Investigations

Spring to Summer
(5 days)
1.7 - Weather and Seasonal Changes

Animals
(20 days)
1.5bc - Animal Characteristics

Plants
(20 days)
1.4 - Plant Needs, Parts and Characteristics

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ELL PreK-5 Standards | Vertical Articulation - Skills | Vertical Articulation - Content