Next Generation Science Standards, Kindergarten

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K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions


K-PS3 Energy


  • K-PS3-1 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

  • K-PS3-2 Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.

K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes


  • K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

K-ESS2 Earth's Systems


K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity


  • K-ESS3-1 Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
    How Does a Butterfly Fly? text page, free

  • K-ESS3-2 Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

  • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

K-2-ETS1 Engineering Design


  • K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

  • K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
    Going Through a Card video, ClosedCaptions
    Paper Petals video, free, ClosedCaptions

  • K-2-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

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