Kindergarten Curriculum Highlights
The following is a list of some of the scientific concepts that will be covered during Kindergarten.
1. Forces and Motion-students will plan and conduct experiments to develop an understanding of pushes, pulls, and motion.
The following is a list of some topics that will be covered:
Use of scientific tools including balance scales
Force including concepts of roll, slide, changing speed or direction
How objects start moving, stop moving, and concepts of flight
Force of Magnetism and how its used in everyday life
2. Weather and Climate- students will participate in a number of activities and experiments to understand the following topics:
Weather is a combination of the following:
Sun’s energy and its effect on the Earth’s surface
Rain or snow
Patterns of weather including severe weather patterns (e.g. blizzards and thunderstorms)
Earth’s rotation resulting in day and night
3. Plants and Animals – Students will identify the basic needs of living organisms and the impact organisms have on the environment.
Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows:
Living and nonliving
Needs of plants and animals
Plants and animals make changes to their environment
Habitats and the resources available in the environment for survival
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle