Nebraska Science Learning Standards — Grade K


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SC2.1.1.a

Ask questions that relate to a science topic

SC2.1.1.b

Conduct simple investigations

SC2.1.1.c

Select and use simple tools appropriately

SC2.1.1.d

Describe objects, organisms, or events using pictures, words, and numbers

SC2.1.1.e

Collect and record observations

SC2.1.1.f

Use drawings and words to describe and share observations with others

SC2.1.1.g

Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry

SC2.2.1a

Observe physical properties of objects (freezing and melting, sinking and floating, color, size, texture, shape, weight)

SC2.2.1b

Separate and sort objects by physical attributes

SC2.2.1c

Measure objects using standard and nonstandard units

SC2.2.1d

Identify solids and liquids and recognize that liquids take the shape of their container

SC2.2.2.a

State location and/or motion relative to another object or its surroundings (in front of, behind, between, over, under, faster, slower, forward and backward, up and down)

SC2.2.2.b

Describe how objects move in many different ways (straight, zigzag, round and round, back and forth, and fast and slow)

SC2.3.1.a

Differentiate between living and nonliving things

SC2.3.1.b

Identify the basic needs of living things (food, water, air, space, shelter)

SC2.3.1.c

Identify external parts of plants and animals

SC2.3.1.d

Observe and match plants and animals to their distinct habitats

SC2.3.2.a

Describe how offspring resemble their parents

SC2.3.2.b

Describe how living things change as they grow

SC2.3.4.a

Recognize seasonal changes in animals and plants

SC2.4.1.a

Identify objects in the sky (the Sun, the Moon, the stars) and when they are observable

SC2.4.1.b

Identify objects that appear to move in the sky (the Sun, the Moon, stars)

SC2.4.2.a

Describe Earth materials (sand, soil, rocks, water)

SC2.4.3.a

Observe that the Sun provides heat and light

SC2.4.3.b

Observe and describe simple daily changes in weather

SC2.4.3.c

Describe simple seasonal weather indicators and how they impact student choices (activities, clothing)