Ohio Standards Kindergarten Science Activities
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OH.1. Earth and Space Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding about how Earth systems and processes interact in the geosphere resulting in the habitability of Earth. This includes demonstrating an understanding of the composition of the universe, the solar system and Earth. In addition, it includes understanding the properties and the interconnected nature of Earth's systems, processes that shape Earth and Earth's history. Students also demonstrate an understanding of how the concepts and principles of energy, matter, motion and forces explain Earth systems, the solar system and the universe. Finally, they grasp an understanding of the historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with Earth and space sciences.
1.4. Grade Level Indicator: Processes That Shape Earth: Observe and describe day-to-day weather changes (e.g., today is hot, yesterday we had rain).
1.5. Grade Level Indicator: Processes That Shape Earth: Observe and describe seasonal changes in weather.
1.C. Observe, describe and measure changes in the weather, both long term and short term.
1.D. Describe what resources are and recognize some are limited but can be extended through recycling or decreased use.
OH.2. Life Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding of how living systems function and how they interact with the physical environment. This includes an understanding of the cycling of matter and flow of energy in living systems. An understanding of the characteristics, structure and function of cells, organisms and living systems will be developed. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the principles of heredity, biological evolution, and the diversity and interdependence of life. Students demonstrate an understanding of different historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the life sciences.
2.1. Grade Level Indicator: Characteristics and Structure of Life: Explore differences between living and non-living things (e.g., plant-rock).
2.A. Discover that there are living things, non-living things and pretend things, and describe the basic needs of living things (organisms).
2.B. Explain how organisms function and interact with their physical environment.
OH.3. Physical Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding of the composition of physical systems and the concepts and principles that describe and predict physical interactions and events in the natural world. This includes demonstrating an understanding of the structure and properties of matter, the properties of materials and objects, chemical reactions and the conservation of matter. In addition, it includes understanding the nature, transfer and conservation of energy; motion and the forces affecting motion; and the nature of waves and interactions of matter and energy. Students demonstrate an understanding of the historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the physical sciences.
3.2. Grade Level Indicator: Nature of Matter: Examine and describe objects according to the materials that make up the object (e.g., wood, metal, plastic and cloth).
3.3. Grade Level Indicator: Nature of Matter: Describe and sort objects by one or more properties (e.g., size, color and shape).
3.4. Grade Level Indicator: Forces and Motion: Explore that things can be made to move in many different ways such as straight, zigzag, up and down, round and round, back and forth, or fast and slow.
3.5. Grade Level Indicator: Forces and Motion: Investigate ways to change how something is moving (e.g., push, pull).
3.B. Recognize that light, sound and objects move in different ways.
OH.4. Science and Technology: Students recognize that science and technology are interconnected and that using technology involves assessment of the benefits, risks and costs. Students should build scientific and technological knowledge, as well as the skill required to design and construct devices. In addition, they should develop the processes to solve problems and understand that problems may be solved in several ways.
4.2. Grade Level Indicator: Understanding Technology: Explore that some materials can be used over and over again (e.g., plastic or glass containers, cardboard boxes and tubes).
4.3. Grade Level Indicator: Abilities To Do Technological Design: Explore that each kind of tool has an intended use, which can be helpful or harmful (e.g., scissors can be used to cut paper but they can also hurt you).
OH.5. Scientific Inquiry: Students develop scientific habits of mind as they use the processes of scientific inquiry to ask valid questions and to gather and analyze information. They understand how to develop hypotheses and make predictions. They are able to reflect on scientific practices as they develop plans of action to create and evaluate a variety of conclusions. Students are also able to demonstrate the ability to communicate their findings to others.
5.3. Grade Level Indicator: Doing Scientific Inquiry: Use appropriate safety procedures when completing scientific investigations.
5.6. Grade Level Indicator: Doing Scientific Inquiry: Recognize that numbers can be used to count a collection of things.
5.7. Grade Level Indicator: Doing Scientific Inquiry: Use appropriate tools and simple equipment/instruments to safely gather scientific data (e.g., magnifiers and other appropriate tools).
OH.6. Scientific Ways of Knowing: Students realize that the current body of scientific knowledge must be based on evidence, be predictive, logical, subject to modification and limited to the natural world. This includes demonstrating an understanding that scientific knowledge grows and advances as new evidence is discovered to support or modify existing theories, as well as to encourage the development of new theories. Students are able to reflect on ethical scientific practices and demonstrate an understanding of how the current body of scientific knowledge reflects the historical and cultural contributions of women and men who provide us with a more reliable and comprehensive understanding of the natural world.
6.4. Grade Level Indicator: Science and Society: Demonstrate ways science is practiced by people everyday (children and adults).
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