• Science- Kindergarten
    What children will study this year:
    The Kindergarten science curriculum is inquiry-based and hands-on. Kindergarten students will make predictions, record their observations and describe changes they observe in the units below.
     
    Program and Grade Level Understandings
    Anoka-Hennepin Program Understandings articulate what students should understand and be able to do when they leave the K-12 program in Anoka-Hennepin. The grade level understandings demonstrate what students should understand and be able to do when they leave each grade level. The grade level understandings increase in complexity as students progress through the K-12 program.
    Curriculinks- Online Activities

    Kindergarten Science Units:
    Unit: Materials in Our World: Students use their five senses to observe, describe, sort, and compare the properties of various woods, paper, and fabrics. Students engage in hands on experiences that heighten students' awareness, curiosity, and understanding of the physical world. They discover some objects are found in nature and some objects are designed by people.
    What families can do at home to help:
    • Provide opportunities for simple science experiments. Watch together what happens when baking soda is added to vinegar, for example. Model how to describe observations that use your five senses.
    • Have your child describe an object, without saying its name, until you are able to guess what it is.
    Unit Information for Families-Academic Standards, what students should know and be able to do, and vocabulary

    Unit: Animals & Plants: Students engage in hands on interactions with animals and plants to identify the different parts. Students create a habitat for plants and animals and care for the natural system.
    What families can do at home to help:
    • Have your child cover their eyes, put an object in their hand. Have them describe it using their senses (taste, smell, touch, sight, and hearing). See if they can discover what the object is without looking!
    • Make a texture collage. Examples: wood, cotton balls, sand paper, grass, dirt, etc.
    • Make a musical instrument. Example: Two paper plates with popcorn between them or toilet paper roll with rice in the tube.
    Unit Information for Families- Academic Standards, what students should know and be able to do, and vocabulary.

    Unit: Weather: Students will observe day-to-day changes in weather throughout the year using their senses and simple tools. These concepts will be learned in the Every Day Math® daily routines.
    What families can do at home to help:
    • Take nature walks and make observations
    • Talk together about the characteristics of each new season.