Kindergarten Science

Course Description

Semester A

In Kindergarten Science, students will use their senses to explore their world. Students experience nature walks, gardening, and imitative games by exploring the fall season, leaves and butterflies, deer, autumn leaves and weather conditions, falling leaves, squirrels, ducks, natural fall objects, nature observations, animals and camouflage, planting a garden, terrariums, growing a seed, goldfish, freezing water, and magnets.

 

Semester B

Students in this course will continue using their senses to explore their world. Students experience nature walks, gardening, and imitative games by exploring animal tracks, astronomy in the winter, animals and their offspring, shapes in nature, winter and the five senses, properties of matter, spring clouds, rainbows and evaporation, making maple syrup, spring flowers, spring plant growth, earthworms, evening stars and constellations, birds, pet care, bees and pollination, the sounds of spring, and frogs and ponds.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

Kindergarten

Materials

Course Materials List

Materials listed should be acquired by the student prior to beginning work in the course.

Duration

2 Semesters

Credit Value

1.0

Prerequisites

None

Semester A

Major Concepts

The Summer Season
Leaves and Butterflies
Deer in Fall
Autumn Leaves and Weather
Conditions/Making a Weather Chart
Autumn and Falling Leaves
Squirrel Behavior/Animal Habitats and Weather
Duck Observation
Natural Fall Objects
Observing Nature
Animal Camouflage
Listening to Nature
Nature Review
Plant a Garden
Forces and Movement/Assemble and Plant a Terrarium
Motion/Grow a Bean Seed
Make a Goldfish Bowl/Freezing Water and Magnets
Thunder and Lightning/Animals and Weather Change
Weather Extremes/Compare Environments

Semester A Syllabus

Semester B

Major Concepts

Animal Tracks
Astronomy in the Winter
Animals and their Offspring
Shapes in Nature
Winter and the Five Senses
Properties of Matter
Spring Clouds
Rainbows and Evaporation
Making Maple Syrup
Spring Flowers
Spring Plant Growth
Earthworms
Evening Stars & Constellations
Birds
Pet Care and Observations
Bees and Pollination
The Sounds of Spring
Frogs and Ponds/Humans and the Environment

Semester B Syllabus