Early Kindergarten

Objectives Overviews Early Kindergarten: Science


Your early kindergarten student will know how to ask questions, make simple predictions, and conduct simple experiments by learning to:

  • Answer questions about scientific findings
  • Use senses to observe, describe, and collect data
  • Use simple scientific hand tools when observing and collecting data
  • Record data by drawing pictures
  • Make predictions and test them
  • Identify himself as a scientist
  • Participate in simple experiments

Your early kindergarten student will identify patterns and relationships in science by:

  • Learning and using proper science safety
  • Comparing different objects
  • Identifying attributes of solids and liquids
  • Categorizing groups of objects

Your early kindergarten student will develop an understanding of science as a human skill by:

  • Defining science and scientist
  • Identifying himself as a scientist
  • Identifying that science is all around him
  • Discussing how other scientists help him with his findings and questions
  • Asking questions to investigate answers

Your early kindergarten student will explore the characteristics of resources and physical properties of objects by learning to:

  • Describe basic natural resources in his environment
  • Use his five senses to explore the world
  • Explore outside looking for different objects in nature
  • Sort familiar objects by one or more commonalities
  • Identify and describe changes over time

Your early kindergarten student will use technology to enhance scientific study by:

  • Exploring simple machines
  • Identifying the purpose of familiar tools

Your early kindergarten student will explore how things move by:

  • Observing moving objects
  • Exploring ways that he can move
  • Using motion vocabulary words
  • Comparing different types of movement

Your early kindergarten student will learn properties of light and sound by:

  • Identifying sources of light and sound
  • Recognizing shadows
  • Investigating how shadows change
  • Exploring sounds played by different instruments
  • Describing sounds as high, low, loud, or soft
  • Learning about inventors who have contributed to light and sound technology

Your early kindergarten student will describe characteristics of organisms in his environment and how they change over time by learning to:

  • Give examples of living and nonliving things
  • Compare and contrast himself to other people and animals
  • Compare himself now to his baby pictures
  • Make an All About Me book
  • Identify basic needs of living things
  • Tell the parts of an apple
  • Explore various ways that animals communicate
  • Recognize physical differences among different animals
  • Track the growth of a plant over time
  • Identify how animals get their food, water, and shelter
  • Identify ways that plants help animals

Your early kindergarten student will describe properties of familiar earth material by:

  • Identifying different natural resources
  • Explaining how natural resources are used
  • Learning the importance of recycling and protecting the environment
  • Listing ways that trees are important
  • Telling ways to help trees
  • Investigating the environment

Your early kindergarten student will observe and record elements of weather by:

  • Describing daily weather conditions
  • Comparing weather conditions
  • Identifying the four seasons of the year and the changes that occur with each
  • Demonstrating how to dress appropriately for the weather
  • Identifying objects in the sky like the sun, moon, stars, and clouds
  • Recognizing weather patterns

Your early kindergarten student will identify insects in the world around him by:

  • Recognizing various types of insects
  • Sorting insects into categories based on characteristics
  • Describing the lifecycle of insects

Your early kindergarten student will learn how to take care of his body by showing how to:

  • Identify healthy foods
  • Use proper hygiene and keep his body healthy
  • Choose healthy snacks
  • Participate in various physical activities
  • Use the food pyramid