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Kindergarten Standards

Kindergarten Science Priority Benchmarks

Use observations to develop an accurate description of a natural phenomenon and compare one’s observations and descriptions with those of others.

Sort objects into two groups: those that are found in nature and those that are human made.  For example: Cars, pencils, trees, rocks.

Sort objects in terms of color, size, shape, and texture, and communicate reasoning for the sorting system.

Monitor daily and seasonal changes in weather and summarize the changes. For example: Recording cloudiness, rain, snow and temperature. 

Identify the external parts of a variety of plants and animals including humans.  For example: Heads, legs, eyes and ears on humans and animals; flowers, stems and roots on many plants.

Observe a natural system or its model, and identify living and nonliving components in that system.  For example: A wetland, prairie, garden or aquarium.