Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework 2016 — Grade K

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Use and share quantitative observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.


Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment.


Obtain and use information about weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, different types of local weather.


Communicate solutions to reduce the amount of natural resources an individual uses.


Observe and communicate that animals (including humans) and plants need food, water, and air to survive. Animals get food from plants or other animals. Plants make their own food and need light to live and grow.


Recognize that all plants and animals grow and change over time.


Investigate and communicate the idea that different kinds of materials can be solid or liquid depending on temperature.


Compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.


Make observations to determine that sunlight warms materials on Earths surface.


Use tools and materials to design and build a model of a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area