Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
- Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems and designing things.
- Develop and use models to represent their ideas, observations, and explanations through approaches such as drawing, building, or modeling with clay.
- Plan and carry out simple investigations.
- Collect, describe, compare and record information from observations and investigations.
- Use mathematical and computational thinking.
- Make meaning from experience and information by describing, talking, and thinking about what happened during an investigation.
- Generate explanations and communicate ideas/conclusions about their investigations.
Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth and life sciences.
- Observe, investigate, describe, and categorize living things.
- Show an awareness of changes that occur in oneself and the environment.
- Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
- Show respect for living things.
- Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
- Experiment with changes in matter when combined with other substances.
- Describe the effects of forces in nature.
- Observe and describe characteristics of earth, water, and air.
- Observe and discuss changes in weather and seasons using common vocabulary.
Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
- Use nonstandard and standard scientific tools for exploration.
- Become familiar with technological tools that can aid in scientific inquiry.