Little Kindergarten SCIENCE Thinkers {YEAR-LONG CURRICULUM}

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    Little SCIENCE Thinkers  is a complete curriculum specifically for Kindergarten.  It's everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your kinder friends.  It is cross-referenced with and written using the main topics of state Kindergarten Science Standards and many NGSS. 

    This full year-long curriculum contains lessons for the whole year. There are 6 full unit plans.

    The units included are:

    -----UNIT 1: Our Senses-----

    Lesson 1: WHAT IS SCIENCE?

    Lesson 2: WHAT DO SCIENTISTS DO?

    Lesson 3: OUR SENSE OF HEARING

    Lesson 4: OUR SENSE OF SMELL

    Lesson 5: OUR SENSE OF TOUCH

    Lesson 6: OUR SENSE OF TASTE

    Lesson 7: OUR SENSE OF SIGHT

    Lesson 8: USING OUR SENSES (SCIENCE STATIONS)

    Lesson 9: SENSES CRAFTIVITY

    Lesson 10: REVIEWING OUR SENSES

    Lesson 11: UNIT ASSESSMENT

    -----UNIT 2: Seasons and Weather-----

    Lesson 1: WHAT IS WEATHER?

    Lesson 2: TYPES OF WEATHER

    Lesson 3: THE SUN

    Lesson 4: THE SUN AND SHADE – NGSS EXPERIMENT

    Lesson 5: OBSERVING WEATHER

    Lesson 6: HOW WEATHER AFFECTS US

    Lesson 7: SEVERE WEATHER & SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY

    Lesson 8: THE SEASONS

    Lesson 9: THE SEASONS CRAFTIVITY

    Lesson 10: SEASONS & WEATHER SCIENCE STATIONS (2 DAYS)

    Lesson 11: REVIEWING SEASONS AND WEATHER

    Lesson 12: UNIT ASSESSMENT

    -----UNIT 3: Properties-----

    Lesson 1: MAKING OBSERVATIONS

    Lesson 2: SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, AND GASES

    Lesson 3: OBSERVING COLOR

    Lesson 4: OBSERVING AND MEASURING SIZE

    Lesson 5: OBSERVING AND MEASURING WEIGHT

    Lesson 6: OBSERVING SHAPE

    Lesson 7: OBSERVING TEXTURE

    Lesson 8: OBSERVING AND MEASURING TEMPERATURE

    Lesson 9: SCIENCE STATIONS

    Lesson 10: SCIENCE STATIONS (DAY 2)

    Lesson 11: EXPERIMENT

    Lesson 12: UNIT ASSESSMENT AND CRAFTIVITY (2 days)

    -----UNIT 4: Plants-----

    Lesson 1: LIVING AND NONLIVING THINGS

    Lesson 2: PARTS OF A PLANT

    Lesson 3: EXPERIMENT - HOW PLANTS ARE AFFECTED BY THEIR ENVIRONMENT

    Lesson 4: PLANT NEEDS

    Lesson 5: HOW PLANTS MAKE FOOD

    Lesson 6: HOW PLANTS REPRODUCE

    Lesson 7: LIFE CYCLE OF A PLANT

    Lesson 8: PLANT TYPES

    Lesson 9: PLANTS ADAPT

    Lesson 10: SCIENCE STATIONS

    Lesson 11: EXPERIMENT AND REVIEW

    Lesson 12: UNIT ASSESSMENT

    -----UNIT 5: Animals-----

    Lesson 1: ANIMALS ARE LIVING THINGS

    EXPERIMENT – ANIMALS GROW AND CHANGE

    Lesson 2: ANIMAL GROUPS

    Lesson 3: REPTILES

    Lesson 4: BIRDS

    Lesson 5: FISH

    Lesson 6: AMPHIBIANS

    Lesson 7: MAMMALS

    Lesson 8: INVERTEBRATES

    Lesson 9: ANIMAL LIFE CYCLES (INCLUDING METAMORPHOSES)

    Lesson 10: SCIENCE STATIONS

    Lesson 11: REVIEW AND EXPERIMENT CONCLUSION

    Lesson 12: UNIT ASSESSMENT

    -----UNIT 6: Force and Motion-----

    Lesson 1: HOW THINGS MOVE

    Lesson 2: PUSHES AND PULLS

    Lesson 3: FORCE AND DIRECTION

    Lesson 4: INVESTIGATION

    Lesson 5: GRAVITY

    Lesson 6: RAMP EXPERIMENT

    Lesson 7: SIMPLE MACHINES

    Lesson 8: SIMPLE MACHINE STATIONS

    Lesson 9: SIMPLE MACHINE STATIONS

    Lesson 10: USING MAGNETS TO MOVE

    Lesson 11: REVIEW AND CRAFTIVITY

    Lesson 12: UNIT ASSESSMENT

    OTHER LITTLE SCIENCE THINKERS UNITS *NOT* INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE:

    Little Kindergarten Science Thinkers {MINI UNIT} Apples

    Little Kindergarten Science Thinkers {MINI UNIT} Space *NEW*

    -----------------WHAT’S INCLUDED IN EACH UNIT?--------------------

    -A complete Teacher Guide

    -Printable/projectable Books for Read-Alouds

    -Step-by-step, SCRIPTED Lesson Plans (Twelve, 30-minute lesson plans per unit )

    -Essential Question and Learning Target posters

    -Science Investigations and Hands-On Experiments

    -Science Stations

    -Anchor Charts

    -Whole group Games and Activities

    -Craftivities

    -Student Workbook that follows each lesson

    -Quick Check for every lesson

    -Kinder-appropriate Assessment and Rubric for scoring

    -Parent Letter

    -A COMPLETE unit PowerPoint to guide your teaching during each and every lesson (all books, targets and workbook pages are included in the powerpoint to help you save paper)


    -------DISTANCE LEARNING?-------
    Each unit in this curriculum contains a PowerPoint that guides each lesson and contains the learning targets, read aloud books, some activities, and student workbook pages. You can upload the PowerPoint to your Google Drive, open it in Google Slides, and save as a Google Slide document. (Please note, slides will not contain movable pieces.)

    I also have a tutorial for using resources with the Seesaw app. You can find that HERE.

    -----------------BUYING FOR A TEAM?---------------------

    LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal, or district interested in transferable licenses to accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact me for a quote at karen@mrsjonessclass.com .

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    Little Kindergarten Science Thinkers is an original teaching curriculum created and copyrighted by Karen Jones.

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    Teaching Duration
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    NGSSK-PS3-1
    Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface. Examples of Earth's surface could include sand, soil, rocks, and water. Assessment of temperature is limited to relative measures such as warmer/cooler.
    NGSSK-ESS3-1
    Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live. Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.
    NGSSK-ESS2-1
    Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. Examples of qualitative observations could include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, and warm); examples of quantitative observations could include numbers of sunny, windy, and rainy days in a month. Examples of patterns could include that it is usually cooler in the morning than in the afternoon and the number of sunny days versus cloudy days in different months. Assessment of quantitative observations limited to whole numbers and relative measures such as warmer/cooler.
    NGSSK-ESS3-2
    Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. Emphasis is on local forms of severe weather.
    NGSSK-ESS2-2
    Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs. Examples of plants and animals changing their environment could include a squirrel digs in the ground to hide its food and tree roots can break concrete.

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