KinderScience® Kindergarten Science Curriculum | Homeschool Compatible |

Tara West
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KinderScience Curriculum: a kindergarten comprehensive science curriculum designed for a classroom's whole-group instruction and easily adapted to fit a guardian-led homeschool setting! If inquiring about this bundle for a homeschool setting, feel free to email me directly with any questions at tara@littlemindsatwork.org!



KinderScience
® Curriculum

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.

* KinderScience units include differentiated assessments + assessment trackers *

Unit One: Life Science

Unit Two: Earth Science

Unit Three: Physical Science

Unit Four: Space and Simple Machines

Unit Five: Five Senses

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!

Unit 1: 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

Unit 2: 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.

Unit 3:K-PS3 Energy K-PS3-1. Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

Unit 4:K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Unit 5: 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

If you own FirstieScience you do NOT need this bundle!

* * Be sure to view the preview for a look at the lesson plan set up!

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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