K-8 Grade Levels



glossary iconKindergarten Science
"I can ... statements"

k-grade imageIn kindergarten, students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in asking questions, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Students are expected to use these practices to demonstrate understanding of the core ideas.


[PS2] Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

    • SCI-00.PS2.01  Conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
    • SCI-00.PS2.02  Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.



[PS3] Energy

    • SCI-00.PS3.01  Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
    • SCI-00.PS3.02  Use tools and materials provided to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.



[LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    • SCI-00.LS1.01  Describe patterns, through observation, of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.



[ESS2] Earth's Systems

    • SCI-00.ESS2.01  Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
    • SCI-00.ESS2.02  Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change their environment to meet their needs.



[ESS2] Earth and Human Activity

    • SCI-00.ESS3.01  Represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live using a model.
    • SCI-00.ESS3.02  Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for and respond to weather.
    • SCI-00.ESS3.03  Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.



[ETS1] Grade K-2 Engineering Design

    • SCI-K2.ETS1.01 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.
    • SCI-K2.ETS1.02 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.
    • SCI-K2.ETS1.03 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.