Kindergarten standards - Next generation science 

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Kindergarten - Next Generation Science Standards


Note: For a complete list visit the Next Generation Science Standards page. (Link)

Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
  • Developing and Using Models
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Crosscutting Ideas:

  • Patterns
  • Cause and effect
  • Systems and System Models

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • Physical Science
    • Wood & Paper – Structures and Properties of Matter
  • Life Science
    • Animals 2x2 – Structures and Functions of Living Organisms

Participate Productively in Science:

  • Understand the appropriate norms for presenting scientific arguments and evidence 
  • Practice productive social interactions with peers in the context of classroom science investigations
  • Understand the importance of doing science together in groups 
  • Share ideas with peers, build interpretive accounts of data, and work together to discern which accounts are most persuasive