Kindergarten Science

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

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Science Activities Need an experiment - try one of these activities and apply the scientific process
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Sorting Colors Drag and drop the colored objects into the correct boxes
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Packing for the Park How will we pack out things for a day at the park?
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Characteristics of Materials Place each material into the test
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Peep Research Using marshmellow peeps to investigate concepts
Science Circus Video describing the Science Circus

K.2  The student will investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow them to seek, find, take in, and react or respond to information in order to learn about their surroundings. Key concepts include a) the five senses and corresponding sensing organs; and b) sensory descriptors used to describe common objects and phenomena.

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Gets an Earful Magic School Bus game about sound
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Sound and Hearing Click on the instruments to hear sounds and then take a quiz
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Christmas Bear and his Five Senses Eric teaches Christmas Bear to use his five senses.

K.3 The student will investigate and understand that magnets have an effect on some materials, make some things move without touching them, and have useful applications. Key concepts include a) magnetism and its effects; and b) useful applications of magnetism.

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Magnets and Springs Activity and quiz
Power of Magnets Information and activity for magnets

K.4 The student will investigate and understand that the position, motion, and physical properties of an object can be described. Key concepts include a) colors of objects; b) shapes and forms of objects; c) textures and feel of objects; d) relative sizes and weights of objects; and e) relative positions and speed of objects.

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Color Identification What do the items have in common?
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Find the Color Practice identifying colors
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Color Sort Interactive Drag and drog the items to the right color box
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Color Sort Drag the items on the Venn Diagram - works well with SmartBoard and SchoolPad
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Shape Matching Drag the object that is the same shape as the one on the truck
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Barney's Colors, Shapes and Numbers Matching Match the colors, numbers, and shapes in each picture

K.5 The student will investigate and understand that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested. Key concepts include a) water occurs in different phases; b) water flows downhill; and c) some materials float in water, while others sink.

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States of Water What are the phases of water?
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Solids, Liquids and Gases Sort Sorting activity
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Solids and Liquids Drag the chocolate into the beaker

K.6 The student will investigate and understand the differences between living organisms and nonliving objects. Key concepts include a) all things can be classified as living or nonliving; and b) living organisms have certain characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving objects including growth, movement, response to the environment, having offspring, and the need for food, air, and water.

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Living and Non-Living Things Which are animals and which are non-living things?
Nonliving vs. Living Drag pictures to the living or non-living box
Life Cycles Drag the pictures into the correct boxes to show the life cycle of an apple tree or a butterfly

K.7 The student will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals. Key concepts include a) animals need adequate food, water, shelter, air, and space to survive; b) plants need nutrients, water, air, light, and a place to grow to survive; c) plants and animals change as they grow, have varied life cycles, and eventually die; and d) offspring of plants and animals are similar but not identical to their parents or to one another.

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Plants and Animals Multiple choice quiz
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Welcome to Critter Craze! An introductory Student Web lesson about basic needs, grouping, and habitats
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Growing Plants By watering the plant regularly, see if you can make it grow to full height

K.8 The student will investigate and understand that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object. Key concepts include a) shadows occur in nature when sunlight is blocked by an object; and b) shadows can be produced by blocking artificial light sources.

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Weather Drag the words to the correct season
Patterns Complete the patterns
Seasons Drag the pictures to the correct season

K.9 The student will investigate and understand that there are simple repeating patterns in his/her daily life. Key concepts include a) weather observations; b) the shapes and forms of many common natural objects including seeds, cones, and leaves; and c) animal and plant growth.

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What's the Weather? Dress the bear for the weather outside
Eye on the Sky Record the weather information

K.10 The student will investigate and understand that change occurs over time and rates may be fast or slow. Key concepts include a) natural and human-made things may change over time; and b) changes can be observed and measured.

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Recycle Drag pictures to recycle, reuse, or reduce categories

K.11 The student will investigate and understand that materials can be reused, recycled, and conserved. Key concepts include a) materials and objects can be used over and over again; b) everyday materials can be recycled; and c) water and energy conservation at home and in school helps ensure resources are available for future use.

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Science Sort Review activity
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