North Carolina State Science Standards — Grade K

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Infer that change is something that happens to many things in the environment based on observations made using one or more of their senses


Summarize daily weather conditions noting changes that occur from day to day and throughout the year.


Compare weather patterns that occur from season to season.


Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things.


Compare characteristics of living and nonliving things in terms of their: Structure GrowthChanges Movement Basic needs


Compare the relative position of various objects observed in the classroom and outside using position words such as: in front of, behind, between, on top of, under, above, below and beside


Give examples of different ways objects and organisms move (to include falling to the ground when dropped ): Straight Zigzag Round and round Back and forth Fast and slow


Classify objects by observable physical properties (including size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility).


Compare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials (clay, wood, cloth, paper, etc) from which objects are made and how they are used.