Louisiana Science Learning Standards — Grade K


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1.K.SI-E-A1

Ask questions about objects and events in the environment (e.g., plants, rocks, storms)

10.K.SI-E-B3

Recognize that a variety of tools can be used to examine objects at different degrees of magnification (e.g., hand lens, microscope)

11.K.PS-E-A1

Identify objects by using the senses

12.K.PS-E-A1

Construct patterns by using color, size, and shape of objects

13.K.PS-E-A1

Sort objects based on their properties (e.g., size, weight, texture)

14.K.PS-E-A1

Determine whether objects are magnetic or nonmagnetic

15.K.PS-E-A5

Create and separate mixtures (e.g., oil/water, rice/beans)

16.K.PS-E-B1

Follow directions using vocabulary such as front/back, above/below, right/left, and next to

17.K.PS-E-B3

Trace the motion of an object, such as a ball or toy car, as it rolls

18.K.PS-E-B3

Sequence the relative order of the speed of various objects (e.g., snails, turtles, tricycles, bicycles, cars, airplanes)

19.K.PS-E-C1

Demonstrate and identify sounds as soft or loud

2.K.SI-E-A1

Pose questions that can be answered by using students own observations and scientific knowledge

20.K.PS-E-C3

Identify objects that give off heat, such as people, animals, and the Sun

21.K.LS-E-A1

Record observations on the growth of plant seeds

22.K.LS-E-A2

Classify objects in a variety of settings as living (biotic) or nonliving (abiotic

23.K.LS-E-A3

Compare the human body at various stages of development

24.K.LS-E-A3

Compare the human body with plants and animals

25.K.LS-E-A4

Identify easily observable variations within types of plants and animals (e.g., features of classmates, varieties of trees, breeds of dogs)

26.K.LS-E-A6

Classify various foods into the major groups (e.g., bread, meat, vegetable, fruit

27.K.LS-E-A6

Determine which foods are superior for developing a healthy body

28.K.LS-E-B1

Observe life cycles and describe changes (e.g., humans, dogs, insects)

29.K.LS-E-B3

Match models of baby animals with their parents

3.K.SI-E-A2

Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

30.K.ESS-E-A2

Distinguish between areas of Earth covered by land and water

31.K.ESS-E-A4

Identify the patterns in information recorded on a weather calendar

32.K.ESS-E-B1

Discuss and differentiate objects seen in the day and/or night sky (e.g., clouds, Sun, stars, Moon

4.K.SI-E-A3

Use the five senses to describe observations

5.K.SI-E-A4

Measure and record length and temperature in both metric system and U.S. system units

6.K.SI-E-A4

Select and use developmentally appropriate equipment and tools and units of measurement to observe and collect data

7.K.SI-E-A5, SI-E-B4

Express data in a variety of ways by constructing illustrations, graphs, charts, tables, concept maps, and oral and written explanations as appropriate

8.K.SI-E-A6

Use a variety of appropriate formats to describe procedures and to express ideas about demonstrations or experiments (e.g., drawings, journals, reports, presentations, exhibitions, portfolios

9.K.SI-E-A7

Identify and use appropriate safety procedures and equipment when conducting investigations (e.g., gloves, goggles, hair ties)