Mississippi College & Career Readiness Standards
MS.L.K. KINDERGARTEN: Life Science
L.K.1A. Students will demonstrate an understanding of living and nonliving things.
L.K.1A.1. With teacher guidance, conduct an investigation of living organisms and nonliving objects in various real-world environments to define characteristics of living organisms that distinguish them from nonliving things (e.g., playground, garden, school grounds).
L.K.1B. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how animals (including humans) use their physical features and their senses to learn about their environment.
L.K.1B.1. Develop and use models to exemplify how animals use their body parts to (a) obtain food and other resources, (b) protect themselves, and (c) move from place to place.
MS.P.K. KINDERGARTEN: Physical Science
Organization of Matter and Chemical Interactions
P.K.5A. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the solid and liquid states of matter.
P.K.5A.1. Generate questions and investigate the differences between liquids and solids and develop awareness that a liquid can become a solid and vice versa.
P.K.5A.2. Describe and compare the properties of different materials (e.g., wood, plastic, metal, cloth, paper) and classify these materials by their observable characteristics (visual, aural, or natural textural) and by their physical properties (weight, volume, solid or liquid, and sink or float).