Prioritized Expectation Categories All categories Not categorized [ESS] Earth Space Science [LS] Life Science [PS] Physical Science Prioritized Expectation

# Earth's Systems

## 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.ESS2.01

Kindergarten (SCI) Science Standards
[ESS2] Earth's Systems

##### SCI-00.ESS2.01 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

Clarification Statement: Examples of qualitative observations could include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, and warm); examples of quantitative observations could include numbers of sunny, windy, and rainy days in a month. Examples of patterns could include that it is usually cooler in the morning than in the afternoon and the number of sunny days versus cloudy days in different months.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate -Weather is the combination of sunlight, wind, snow or rain, and temperature in a particular region at a particular time. People measure these conditions to describe and record the weather and to notice patterns over time.

# Earth and Human Activity

## 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 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.ESS3.01

Kindergarten (SCI) Science Standards
[ESS3] 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.

Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.A: Natural Resources -Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do.

# 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

Kindergarten (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.

# Motion and Stability: Forces and Interaction

## 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.PS2.01

Kindergarten (SCI) Science Expectation
[PS2] Motion and Stability: Forces and Interaction

##### 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.

Examples of pushes or pulls could include a string attached to an object being pulled, a person pushing an object, a person stopping a rolling ball, and two objects colliding and pushing on each other.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS2.A: Forces and Motion Pushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions. Pushing and pulling an object can change the speed or direction of its motion and can start or stop it
PS2.B: Types of Interactions When objects touch or collide, they push one another and can change motion.
PS3.C: Relationship between Energy and Forces A bigger push or pull makes things speed up or slow down more quickly.

# Energy

## 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.PS3.01

Kindergarten (SCI) Science Standards
[PS3] Energy

##### SCI-00.PS3.01 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

Clarification Statement: Sunlight warms the Earth's surface (e.g. sand, soil, rocks, or water).
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer -Sunlight warms Earth’s surface.