Thanks so much for viewing my KinderScience Curriculum units bundled. KinderScience Curriculum is an engaging science curriculum with young learners in mind! KinderScience is standards-based and encourages young learners to think “outside the box” and prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences.
What Units Are Included in KinderScience
KinderScience is based upon five units; Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Space and Simple Machines, and Five Senses. Each is broken down to 10 lessons and each lesson can take from 1-2 days to complete. Each unit covers at least two weeks of instruction. The lesson plan has the standards covered, materials list, lesson vocabulary, detailed activity lesson plans, and all necessary student follow-up practice sheets.
KinderScience encourages a daily routine, but please know that as the teacher you can adjust the lessons and make them best work for your daily schedule and time allotment. Each lesson the students will partake in a quick lesson opener, skill lesson, and each day the students will take part in an experiment or experiment follow-up. Please note that all student follow-up practice sheets can be shrunk and placed into a student science journal. You can also choose to have students track their daily science activities in their journal with or without the included response sheets.
Unit One: Life Science INCLUDED
Unit Two: Earth Science INCLUDED
Unit Three: Physical Science INCLUDED
Unit Four: Space and Simple Machines INCLUDED
Unit Five: Five Senses INCLUDED
What lessons are included?
Unit 1: Life Science
Lesson 1: Living and Nonliving
Lesson 2: Parts of a Plant
Lesson 3: Plant Life Cycle
Lesson 4: Needs of a Plant
Lesson 5: Plants and Water
Lesson 6: Comparing Plants and Animals
Lesson 7: Animal Needs
Lesson 8: Animal Habitats
Lesson 9: Arctic Habitat
Lesson 10: Animals Grow and Change
Unit 2: Earth Science
Lesson 1: Natural and Man-made Resources
Lesson 2: Uses of Land
Lesson 3: Water Cycle
Lesson 4: Water Cycle Contd.
Lesson 5: Caring for Earth
Lesson 6: Summer
Lesson 7: Fall
Lesson 8: Winter
Lesson 9: Spring
Lesson 10: Storms
Unit 3: Physical Science
Lesson 1: Types of Matter
Lesson 2: Solids
Lesson 3: Liquids
Lesson 4: Gases
Lesson 5: Water and Matter
Lesson 6: Sun
Lesson 7: Sun's Light
Lesson 8: Sun's Heat
Lesson 9: Shadows
Lesson 10: Protect from Sun
Unit 4: Space & Simple Machines
Lesson 1: Moon
Lesson 2: Moon Craters
Lesson 3: Moon Phases
Lesson 4: Daytime
Lesson 5: Daytime/Nighttime
Lesson 6: Levers
Lesson 7: Pulleys
Lesson 8: Inclined Planes
Lesson 9: Wheels
Lesson 10: Simple Machines
Unit 5: Five Senses and Forces
Lesson 1: Sense of Touch
Lesson 2: Sense of Sight
Lesson 3: Sense of Smell
Lesson 4: Sense of Hearing
Lesson 5: Sense of Taste
Lesson 6: Pushes and Pulls
Lesson 7: Forces
Lesson 8: Pushes vs. Pulls
Lesson 9: Magnets
Lesson 10: Magnets Contd.
Can I teach the units out of order?
Yes! Just like with my STEM units you can teach them out of order to fit your needs and pacing!
What About Standards?
The units are based upon commonly used state science standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards! Below are the NGSS standards!
K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live
K-ESS2-2. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the
environment to meet their needs. K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
K-PS3 Energy K-PS3-1. Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
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I already own KinderStem...do I need this?
Well, of course that is totally up to you! In my KinderCurriculum map I have mapped out a combination use of KinderScience, KinderStem, and KinderHealth *COMING SOON* for the school year! You can check out the KinderCurriculum map HERE!
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