Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.K. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, REASONING, AND LOGIC
K.1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which
K.1.c) A set of objects is sequenced according to size.
K.1.d) A set of objects is separated into two groups based on a single physical characteristic.
K.4. The student will investigate and understand that the position, motion, and physical properties of an object can be described. Key concepts include
K.4.a) Colors of objects.
K.4.b) Shapes and forms of objects.
K.4.c) Textures and feel of objects.
K.4.d) Relative sizes and weights of objects.
K.5. The student will investigate and understand that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested. Key concepts include
K.5.a) Water occurs in different phases.
K.5.c) Some materials float in water, while others sink.
K.7. The student will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals. Key concepts include
K.7.c) Plants and animals change as they grow, have varied life cycles, and eventually die.
EARTH PATTERNS, CYCLES, AND CHANGE
K.9. The student will investigate and understand that there are simple repeating patterns in his/her daily life. Key concepts include
K.9.b) The shapes and forms of many common natural objects including seeds, cones, and leaves.
K.9.c) Animal and plant growth.