Kindergarten

LTTNLiving Things and Their Needs (L)
Starting with what kindergartners know about living and non-living things, they explore the needs of living things through pumpkin seed germination and plant growth. They also design investigations to determine which habitat Bess bugs prefer. Students make firsthand observations of how living things can change their environment to meet their needs. By the end of the unit, they apply what they’ve learned about needs to design solutions to reduce human impact on the environment.

Performance Expectations: K-LS1-1; K-ESS2-2; K-ESS3-1; K-ESS3-3; K-2-ETS1-2

Teacher supplied items (not supplied in kit): Water, crayons, markers, large drawing paper, chart paper, apple slice, stapler

  SUPPLIED LITERATURE
  Fish







 


WSWeather & Sky (E)
It all starts with “What’s the weather today?” Then kindergartners quickly move beyond by keeping records, using Venn diagrams to contrast the daytime and nighttime sky, looking for patterns in their data, and developing thermometer skills. As a final activity, they engineer a way to prevent the sun from warming the earth.

Performance Expectations: K-PS3-1; K-PS3-2; K-ESS2-1; K-ESS3-2; K-2-ETS1-1; K-2-ETS1-2

Teacher supplied items (not supplied in kit): Dry erase marker, glue sticks, Ice cubes, water, art supplies, chart paper, markers.

  SUPPLIED LITERATURE
  Sunshine







 


PPGPush, Pull, Go (P)
Kindergartners bring their love of building to fun investigations of the forces that move them. This intro to physics integrates math and measurement as students build swings, tops, and ramps with Kids K’NEX. By the end of the unit, they apply what they’ve learned, engineering their own motion invention.

Performance Expectations: K-PS2-1; K-PS2-2; K-2-ETS1-1; K-2-ETS1-2

Teacher supplied items (not supplied in kit): Chart paper, crayons, markers.