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:

K.1a basic characteristics or properties of objects are identified by direct observation;
K.1b observations are made from multiple positions to achieve different perspectives;
K.1c a set of objects is sequenced according to size;
K.1d a set of objects is separated into two groups based on a single physical characteristic;
K.1e nonstandard units are used to measure the length, mass, and volume of common objects ;
K.1f observations and predictions are made for an unseen member in a sequence of objects;
K.1g a question is developed and predictions are made from one or more observations;
K.1h observations are recorded;
K.1i picture graphs are recorded;
K.1j unusual or unexpected results in an activity are recognized;
K.1k objects are described both pictorially and verbally.

Content Standards

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Changes
(Ongoing)
K.10 - Change Over Time

Scientific Investigations
(15 days)
K.1 - Scientific Investigations

Matter
(15 days)
K.4 - Physical Properties of Objects

Five Senses
(10 days)
K.2 - Five Senses

Changes
(Ongoing)
K.10 - Change Over Time

Weather Observations
(Ongoing during calendar time)
K.9 a - Weather Observations

Seeds
(10 days)
K.9 b - Natural Objects

Living/Nonliving Things
(15 days)
K.6 - Living Organisms and Nonliving Objects

Five Senses
(7 days)
K.2 - Five Senses

Changes
(Ongoing)
K.10 - Change Over Time

Weather Observations
(Ongoing during calendar time)
K.9 a - Weather Observations

Water
(10 days)
K.5 a,b - Water Phases and Flow

Shadows
(15 days)
K.8 - Shadows

Magnets
(12 days)
K.3 - Magnetism

Changes
(Ongoing)
K.10 - Change Over Time

Weather Observations
(Ongoing during calendar time)
K.9 a - Weather Observations

Plants & Animals and Plant Growth
(15 days)
K.7 - Basic Needs and Life Processes of Plants and Animals
K.9 c - Plant Growth

Recycling
(12 days)
K.11 - Reuse, Recycle and Conserve

Water
(8 days)
K.5 c - Water Float and Sink

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ELL PreK-5 Standards