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Using the State Curriculum: Science, Grade K

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Earth/Space:

Science:

State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

  • Introduction for Standard or Indicator

Standard 2.0 Earth/Space Science

Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the chemical and physical interactions (i.e., natural forces and cycles, transfer of energy) of the environment, Earth, and the universe that occur over time.

Topic

A. Materials and Processes That Shape A Planet

Indicator

  • 1. Investigate objects and materials in the environment.
Objectives
  1. Observe and describe a variety of natural and human-made objects found in familiar environments (school, neighborhood, etc.).
  2. Examine and describe Earth materials.
    • rocks
    • soil
    • water
  3. Using examples, describe that objects and materials, such as trees, rocks, and hills on Earth's surface can change.

Topic

D. Astronomy

Indicator

Objectives
  1. Identify and describe the sun, moon and stars.
  2. Describe ways in which the daytime and nighttime skies are different.

Topic

E. Interactions of Hydrosphere and Atmosphere

Indicator

  • 2. Investigate and gather information about changes in weather.
Objectives
  1. Observe and describe different weather conditions using senses.
  2. Record observations using pictures, pictographs, or written/oral language.
  3. Describe qualitative changes in weather, such as temperatures, precipitation, wind, etc

January 2008