Young students' natural curiosity provides a perfect springboard into simple science investigations. In Kindergarten, students observe and describe the natural world using their five senses. They also develop science vocabulary by investigating the properties of common objects, earth materials and organisms.
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Students learn about physical properties of different materials, and the importance of light, heat, and sound energy to their everyday lives. Students also observe and record changes in the location and motion of objects.
Kindergarten students learn about the Earth’s surface and resources while building a vocabulary to observe and describe the world using their senses. They also look to objects in the sky and learn about recognizable patterns in the natural world.
Through investigating the life cycle of plants Kindergarten students learn about the basic needs of organisms. Students also and learn to recognize the interdependence of organisms in the natural world and understand how organisms interact with living and nonliving things to meet their needs.
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