Next Generation Science Standards — Grade K


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K-2-ETS1-1

Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

K-2-ETS1-2

Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

K-2-ETS1-3

Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

K-ESS2-1

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

K-ESS2-2

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

K-ESS3-1

Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]

K-ESS3-2

Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

K-ESS3-3

Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

K-LS1-1

Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

K-PS2-1

Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

K-PS2-2

Motion and Stability: Forces and InteractionsAnalyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

K-PS3-1

Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth?s surface.

K-PS3-2

Energy: Use tools and materials provided to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on Earth?s surface