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Grade Level Standards

KINDERGARTEN STANDARDS

  • DISCOVER THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF PUSHING AND PULLING OBJECTS

  • CHANGE THE SPEED AND DIRECTION OF A BALL AND OTHER OBJECTS

  • DESCRIBE HOW THE SUN’S RAYS AFFECT SAND, SOIL, ROCKS, AND WATER

  • BUILD SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE GROUND FROM HOT SAND

  • COMPARE AND CONTRAST WHAT PLANTS AND ANIMALS NEED TO LIVE

  • DESCRIBE THE WEATHER

  • BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER

  • TELL YOU HOW PLANTS AND ANIALS BUILD, GROW, AND ADAPT TO SURVIVE

  • DRAW A PICTURE OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS WORKING TOGETHER TO LIVE

  • PLAN WAYS TO REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE

  • BUILD A TOOL TO SOLVE A PROBLEM

  • COMPARE TWO TOOLS AND TELL WHICH ONE WILL BETTER SOLVE A PROBLEM

  • DRAW A PICTURE OF A TOOL SOLVING A PROBLEM

FIRST GRADE STANDARDS

  •  INVESTIGATE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SOUND AND VIBRATIONS

  •  PROVE THAT OBJECTS CAN ONLY BE SEEN IF LIGHT SHINES ON THEM OR FROM THEM

  • RESEARCH HOW LIGHT BEAMS PASS THROUGH DIFFERENT MATERIALS

  • BUILD A LIGHT OR SOUND “TELEPHONE”

  • DESIGN PRODUCTS BASED ON USEFUL PLANT & ANIMAL PARTS

  • READ & STUDY TO EXPLAIN THE “CALLS” OF BABIES AND “RESPONSES” OF PARENTS

  • SHOW HOW BABY PLANTS AND ANIMALS ARE (AND AREN’T) LIKE THEIR PARENTS

  •  DESCRIBE THE PATTERNS OF THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS

  •  RELATE THE AMOUNT OF DAYLIGHT TO THE TIME OF YEAR

  • BUILD A TOOL TO SOLVE A PROBLEM

  • COMPARE TWO TOOLS AND TELL YOU WHICH ONE WILL BETTER SOLVE A PROBLEM

  •  DRAW A PICTURE OF A TOOL SOLVING A PROBLEM

SECOND GRADE STANDARDS

DESCRIBE OBJECTS BASED ON THEIR PHYSICALCHARACTERISTICS

DECIDE WHICH OBJECT WOULD HAVE THE BEST PROPERTIES FOR A PARTICULAR TASK

DISASSEMBLE AN OBJECT MADE OF SMALL PIECEAND REASSEMBLE IT INTO SOMETHING   NEW

PROVE THAT SOMETIMES HEATING OR COOLING AN OBJECT CAN BE REVERSED, AND SOMETIMES IT CAN’T

INVESTIGATE IF PLANTS NEED WATER AND SUNLIGHT TO GROW

CREATE A MODEL THAT SPREADS SEEDS OR POLLEN JUST LIKE ANIMALS DO

COMPARE THE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS THAT LIVE IN DIFFERENT HABITATS

RESEARCH HOW SOME OF EARTH’S NATURAL EVENTS HAPPEN QUICKLY, AND SOME SLOWLY

COMPARE SOLUTIONS FOR WIND AND WATER EROSION

CREATE A MODEL OF THE LAND AND WATER IN A CERTAIN AREA

FIND INFORMATION ON THE LOCATIONS AND TYPES OF WATER AROUND THE WORLD

BUILD A TOOL TO SOLVE A PROBLEM

COMPARE TWO TOOLS AND TELL WHICH ONE WILL BETTER SOLVE A PROBLEM

DRAW A PICTURE OF A TOOL SOLVING A PROBLEM

 

THIRD GRADE STANDARDS

  • DISCOVER THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF BALANCED AND UNBALANCED FORCES ON OBJECTS

  • FIND PATTERNS IN THE MOTION OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS

  • FIGURE OUT COMMON EFFECTS OF ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS

  • DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR SIMPLE PROBLEMS USING MAGNETS

  • DRAW BIRTH, GROWTH, REPRODUCTION, AND DEATH IN A LIFE CYCLE DIAGRAM

  • EXPLAIN IN DETAIL WHY SOME ANIMALS FORM GROUPS TO SURVIVE

  • PROVE THAT FAMILY MEMBERS ARE BOTH GENETICALLY ALIKE AND DIFFERENT

  • SHOW HOW ORGANISMS ADAPT TO CHANGES IN THEIRENVIRONMENT

  • IDENTIFY TYPES OF FOSSILS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS

  • LIST TRAITS THAT HELP ORGANISMS SURVIVE

  • PROVE THAT ENVIRONMENT DIRECTLY AFFECTS WHICH ORGANISMS LIVE AND DIE

  • PROPOSE CHANGES TO SOLVE HUMAN-MADE PROBLEMS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

  • CREATE WEATHER TABLES AND GRAPHS

  • PRESENT INFORMATION ON DIFFERENT CLIMATES

  • PREVENT AND MINIMIZE DANGER FROM WEATHERDISASTERS

  • DEFINE AND DESCRIBE A SIMPLE ENGINEERING PROBLEM

  • COMPARE MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS TO AN ENGINEERING PROBLEM

  • TEST A PROTOTYPE OF AN INVENTION

 

FOURTH GRADE STANDARDS

  • COMPARE THE ENERGY OF FAST AND SLOW OBJECTS

  • PROVE THAT ENERGY CAN BE TRANSFERRED FROM ONE FORM TO ANOTHER

  • PREDICT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO OBJECTS HIT EACH OTHER

  • BUILD AN INVENTION THAT CHANGES ENERGY FROM ONE FORM INTO ANOTHER

  • DRAW AND LABEL ALL THE PARTS OF A WAVE

  • MAKE A MODEL OF LIGHT REFLECTING OFF AN OBJECT AND ENTERING THE EYE

  • SEND A MESSAGE USING PATTERNS

  • EXPLAIN HOW PLANTS AND ANIMALS WORK, BOTH ON THE INSIDE AND OUTIDE OF THEIR BODIES

  • DRAW A PICTURE OF AN ANIMAL OBSERVING AND ADAPTING TO ITS SURROUNDINGS

  • IDENTIFY DIFFERENT TYPES OF LANDSCAPES BY LOOKING AT FOSSILS

  • MEASURE EFFECTS OF EROSION ON PLANTS AND ROCKS

  • ANALYZE AND EXPLAIN A MAP

  • RESEARCH THE NATURAL SOURCES ENERGY COMES FROM, AND THE IMPACT OF USING THESE SOURCES

  • BRAINSTORM WAYS TO PROTECT HUMANS IN A NATURAL DISASTER

  • DEFINE AND DESCRIBE A SIMPLE ENGINEERING PROBLEM

  • COMPARE MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS TO AN ENGINEERING PROBLEM

  • TEST A PROTOTYPE OF AN INVENTION