Minnesota Science Learning Standards — Grade K


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0.1.1.2.1

Use observations to develop an accurate description of a natural phenomenon and compare ones observations and descriptions with those of others.

0.1.2.1.1

Sort objects in to two groups: those that are found in nature and those that are human made. For example: Cars, pencils, trees, rocks.

0.2.1.1.1

Sort objects in terms of color, size, shape, and texture, and communicate reasoning for the sorting system.

0.3.2.2.1

Monitor daily and seasonal changes in weather and summarize the changes. For example: Recording cloudiness, rain, snow and temperature.

0.3.2.2.2

Identify the sun as a source of heat and light. For example: Record the time of day when the sun shines into different locations of the school and note patterns.

0.4.1.1.1

Observe and compare plants and animals.

0.4.1.1.2

Identify the external parts of a variety of plants and animals including humans. For example: Heads, legs, eyes and ears on humans and animals, flowers, stems and roots on many plants.

0.4.1.1.3

Differentiate between living and nonliving things. For example: Sort organisms and objects (or pictures of these) into groups of those that grow, and reproduce, and need air, food, and water; and those that don't.

0.4.2.1.1

Observe a natural system or its model, and identify living and nonliving components in that system. For example: A wetland, prairie, garden or aquarium.