Our district has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. Our science curriculum is embedded in our literacy program, but also must include technology, engineering and math. This is taught through hands on activities to help the students explore and understand each of the domains related to NGSS.
Science in Kindergarten has four main domains.
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Earth and Space Sciences
- Engineering and Technology
These are taught using the cross-cutting concepts that carry across all disciplines of science, and throughout their science career in school.
These concepts are: Patterns; Cause and Effect; Scale, Proportion, and Quantity; Systems and System Models; Energy and Matter; Structure and Function; and Stability and Change.