Science In K-2nd Grade

Our elementary science curriculum is based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students in grades K-2 attend science lessons in the science lab with the science specialist once a week.

These lessons provide students with hands on experiments to broaden and deepen their understanding of scientific processes. Science is also supported in the homeroom classroom.

Kindergarten Science studies include:

› What are each of our five senses?

› How do the senses work together?

› How do the senses help us learn?

› What are life cycles and how do they show change?

› How do insects grow and change?

› What happens if you push or pull an object harder?

First Grade Science studies include:

› What is the weather like in Fall? Winter? Spring? Summer?

› How can you prepare for different kinds of weather?

› What is the climate like in other parts of the world? ›

› How does the movement and rotation of the earth affect our weather and seasons?

› What is light?

› How does light help you see?

› What are sound and noise waves? Why can you hear them?

› How do sound and light go from one place to another?

› How do animals use their external parts to help them grow, survive, and meet their needs?

› How do young animals learn to survive?

› How are offspring like or unlike their parents?

› How are some plants and animals alike and what makes them different?

Second Grade Science studies include:

› What are the different kinds of land and bodies of water?

› How do land and water change over time?

› What is the relationship between plants, animals, and their environment?

› Why do living things have certain features?

› Where can you find different states of matter in our world?

› What properties can you observe in different kinds of materials?

› Do the properties of different materials change when heated or cooled?