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Course: BPSS (SCI) Science Standards (S-SCI)
Glossary: Kindergarten Science

SCI-00.LS1

BPSS-SCI logo DCI Life Science LS1

From Molecules to Organisms:
Structures and Processes

Performance Expectations

The performance expectations in kindergarten help students formulate answers to questions such as:

  • What happens if you push or pull an object harder?
  • Where do animals live and why do they live there?
  • What is the weather like today?
  • How is it different from yesterday?"

Students are expected to develop understanding of patterns and variations in local weather and the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.  Students are expected to develop understanding of patterns and variations in local weather and the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. Students are able to apply an understanding of the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object to analyze a design solution. Students are also expected to develop understanding of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive and the relationship between their needs and where they live.

Calculation Method for DCI

Disciplinary Core Ideas are larger groups of related Performance Expectations. So the Disciplinary Core Idea Grade is a calculation of all the related Performance Expectations. So click on the Performance Expectation name below each Disciplinary Core Idea to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each Disciplinary Core Idea's related Performance Expectations.

SCI-00.LS1.01

Life Science LogoKindergarten (SCI) Science Standards
[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.

Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants make food; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
-All animals need food in order to live and grow. They obtain their food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water and light to live and grow.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can observe and describe what living things need to survive.

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • make observations of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive, but need assistance describing.
  • observe living things.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • use observations to minimally describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • observe and tell 1 fact living things need to survive.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • observe and tell 2 or more facts living things need to survive.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • living
  • nonliving
  • needs
  • wants
  • shelter
  • types of food
  • types of animals

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window