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:

2.1a observations and predictions are made and questions are formed;
2.1b observations are made differentiated from personal interpretation;
2.1c observations are repeated to ensure accuracy;
2.1d two or more characteristics or properties are used to classify items;
2.1e length, volume, mass, and temperature are measured in metric units and standard English units using the proper tools;
2.1f time is measured using the proper tools;
2.1g conditions that influence a change are identified and inferences are made;
2.1h data are collected and recorded, and bar graphs are constructed using numbered axes;
2.1i data are analyzed, and unexpected or unusual quantitative data are recognized;
2.1j conclusions are drawn;
2.1k observations and data are communicated
2.1l simple physical models are designed and constructed to clarify explanations and show relationships
2.1m current applications are used to reinforce science concepts.

Content Standards

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Scientific Investigations
(18 days)
2.1 - Scientific Investigations

Weather
(18 days)
2.6 - Weather

Weather & Erosion
(5 days)
2.7b - Weathering and Erosion

Habitats
(21 days)
2.5 - Habitat

Seasonal Changes
(10 days)
2.7 a - Seasonal Changes

Magnets
(18 days)
2.2 - Magnetism

Matter
(23 days)
2.3 - Solids, Liquids, and Gases

More Scientific Investigations
(5 days)
2.1 - Scientific Investigations

Life Cycles
(20 days)
2.4 - Life Cycles

Plant Resources
(15 days)
2.8 - Plant Products

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ELL PreK-5 Standards