Kindergarten


Engineering Designs (K-2)

Performance Expectations:   

  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • Engineering Designs

Forces

Performance Expectations:   

  • K-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
  • K-PS2-2 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.

  • Forces

Interpendent Relationships in Ecosystems

Performance Expectations:  

  • K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS2-2 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

  • Interpendent Relationships in Ecosystems

Weather and Climate

Performance Expectations:  

  • 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-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. 
  • K-ESS3-2 Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to severe weather.

  • Weather and Climate