Kindergarten Science Priority Benchmarks
Use observations to develop an accurate description of a natural phenomenon and compare one’s observations and descriptions with those of others.
Sort objects into two groups: those that are found in nature and those that are human made. For example: Cars, pencils, trees, rocks.
Sort objects in terms of color, size, shape, and texture, and communicate reasoning for the sorting system.
Monitor daily and seasonal changes in weather and summarize the changes. For example: Recording cloudiness, rain, snow and temperature.
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.
Observe a natural system or its model, and identify living and nonliving components in that system. For example: A wetland, prairie, garden or aquarium.