Arkansas Science Learning Standards — Grade K


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ESS.10.K.8

Distinguish between celestial bodies and other objects in the sky: sun moon other stars clouds birds planes

ESS.8.K.1

Identify various characteristics of Earths surface

ESS.8.K.2

Identify the uses of land and water

ESS.8.K.3

Classify resources as natural or man-made

ESS.8.K.4

Identify ways natural and man-made materials can be reused or recycled

ESS.8.K.5

Chart weather conditions every day

ESS.8.K.6

Describe the four seasons

ESS.8.K.7

Demonstrate safety procedures related to severe weather

LS.2.K.1

Classify living and nonliving things

LS.2.K.2

Differentiate between plants and animals

LS.2.K.3

Match parents and offspring

LS.2.K.4

Identify basic needs of plants and animals: food water light air space

LS.2.K.5

Name and describe the five senses

LS.2.K.6

Discuss the functions of the five senses

LS.2.K.7

Identify the basic materials for oral hygiene

LS.2.K.8

Demonstrate the proper technique for cleaning teeth

LS.3.K.1

Describe plant development and growth

LS.3.K.2

Illustrate complete metamorphosis (e.g., butterfly, frog)

LS.4.K.1

Recognize what it means for a species to be extinct

NS.1.K.1

Record observations pictorially, orally, and in writing

NS.1.K.2

Ask questions based on observations

NS.1.K.3

Conduct scientific investigations as a class and in teams: lab activities field studies

NS.1.K.4

Estimate and measure length, mass, and capacity/volume of familiar objects using non-standard units

NS.1.K.5

Estimate relative temperature of matter (e.g., objects, living things, and earth materials)

NS.1.K.6

Collect empirical evidence as a class

NS.1.K.7

Use age-appropriate equipment and tools in scientific investigations (e.g., balances and hand lenses)

NS.1.K.8

Apply appropriate rules of safety related to daily activities

NS.1.K.9

Apply lab safety rules as they relate to specific science lab activities (see Arkansas Lab Safety Guide)

PS.5.K.1

List and classify objects according to the single properties of size color shape

PS.6.K.1

Demonstrate spatial relationships, including but not limited to over under left right

PS.6.K.2

Demonstrate various ways that objects can move, including but not limited to straight zig-zag back and forth round and round fast and slow

PS.6.K.3

Demonstrate the effects of the force of gravity on objects

PS.7.K.1

Classify objects in terms of their relative temperature (e.g., hotter and colder)

PS.7.K.2

Identify uses of electricity

PS.7.K.3

Identify ways to conserve electricity in the classroom and at home

PS.7.K.4

Demonstrate effects of magnets on each other and other objects

PS.7.K.5

List some uses of magnets in everyday objects

PS.7.K.6

Investigate magnets of various shapes