Kindergarteners learn to “think like scientists”. (observe, predict, compare, investigate, communicate)
Life Science: Students learn about plants, what they need to grow (water, sunlight, air, and nutrients from the soil), the different parts, and that certain plants can be used for food. Students learn about animals and that they have certain characteristics, a variety of types, are alike and different. (Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Fish)
Physical Science: Students will learn about matter and that it can be described by its physical properties, the materials it is made of, and its uses. (Paper, cloth, wood, metal, working with clay, magnets, and certain objects sink or float.) Students will investigate water and that it can change into a solid or liquid, and can evaporate, but it is still water.
Earth Science: Students learn about our Earth, different landforms (such as mountains, valleys, and plains.) They will learn water covers most of the Earth’s surface, there are different bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, and oceans, which can be identified by their characteristics. They will also learn about Earth’s resources such as water, trees, and wind. Students will learn about taking care of the Earth and how to recycle and reuse items. Students will learn about the weather such as wind, sun, rain and snow and the seasons.