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Parents:

 Science consists of a way of thinking and investigating, as well as growing a body of knowledge about the natural world. It is our goal for our students to become literate in science, by possessing a sufficient understanding of fundamental science content knowledge.  They will also have the ability to engage in Science and Engineering Practices, and use scientific and technological information correctly.  Technology is infused into the curriculum and the safety of the student will be foremost in instruction.  Hands-on approaches utilize explorations that investigate and analyze scientific questions.  Students will also demonstrate their ability to communicate mathematically as they actively investigate scientific concepts and share the results of their experimentation.  Below is a brief overview of the required areas where you can further extend, support, and enhance their learning experiences respectively:

 

Earth & Space Science

Physical Science

Life Science

Kindergarten

-Time patterns (day & night)

-Physical Attributes of Earth materials (soil, rocks, water , air)

-Physical attributes of Objects

- Motion

-Grouping organisms and non-living objects

Similarities

1

-Weather Patterns

-Light and Sound

-Magnets

-Plants and Animals

2

-Stars

-Patterns of Sun & Moon

effects on the Earth

-Weather

- Plants, Animals, & Humans change in the environment

-Life Cycle of Different Organisms

3

-Rocks & Soil

- Fossils

-Heat energy transferred & measured

-Plants, animals, habitats in Georgia similarities and differences

4

-Compare & contrast physical attributes of stars & planets

-Effects of position and motion of the Earth & Moon in relation to the Sun

-Weather events & Patterns

-Light & Objects

-Light & Sound

-Balanced and Unbalanced forces

-Organism and flow of energy within ecosystem

5

- Surface features on the Earth caused by constructive and/or destructive processes.

-Physical & Chemical changes

-Electricity

-Magnetism and Electricity

-Organism & Scientific classification procedures

-Plants  & animal cell comparisons and contrast

-Microorganism & Larger organism

 

In your at-home exploration, you may find the following links helpful:

https://scholasticnews.scholastic.com/

 

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/student-activities/

 

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/science/

 

https://www.youngscientistlab.com/vft?utm_source=DE&utm_medium=DECarousels_Parents_12.15.17&utm_campaign=YSL&utm_content=VFT_OnDemand

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