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?