Kindergarten Pacing Guide—Science 1st 9-Weeks Science K.1e Investigates a set of objects that are separated into two groups based on a single physical attribute. K.2a Investigates the five senses and their sense organs K.2b Investigates the sensory descriptors (sweet, sour, bitter, salty, rough, smooth, hard, soft, cold, warm, hot) K.4a Investigates and understands that position, motion and physical properties of objects can be described by colors. K.4b Investigates and understands that the position, motion, and physical properties of objects can be described by shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle and forms. K.4c Investigates and understands that the position, motion, and physical properties of objects can be described by textures (rough/smooth) and feel (hard/soft). K.4e Investigates and understands that the position, motion, and physical properties of objects can be described by position and speed K.8 Investigates and understands simple patterns in daily life through weather observations, routines 2nd 9-Weeks Science K.1h Conducts investigations in which picture graphs are constructed using 10 or fewer units. K.1i Conducts investigations in which an unseen member in a sequence of objects is predicted. K.1j Conducts investigations in which unusual or unexpected results in an activity are recognized. K.3a Key concepts of magnets: attraction/non-attraction, push/pull, attract/repel, metal/nonmetal K.3b Key concepts of magnets: useful applications 3rd 9-Weeks Science K.5 a) Water occurs in different states b) the natural flow of water is downhill c) some materials float in water/others sink K.7 a) Shadows occur in nature when sunlight is blocked by an object b) Shadows can be produced by blocking artificial light sources K.1a Basic properties objects are identified by direct observation K.1b Observations are made from multiple positions to achieve different perspectives K.1c Objects are described both pictorially and verbally K.1d A set of objects is sequenced according to size K.1f Nonstandard units are used to measure to common objects K.1g A question is developed from one or more observations K.4d Understands that the position, motion, and physical properties of an object can be described by relative size and weight (big/little, large/small, heavy/light, wide/thin, long/short) 4th 9-Weeks Science K.1a Basic properties objects are identified by direct observation K.6a Living things change as they grow, and they need food, water and air to survive K.6b Plants and animals live and die (go through a life cycle) K.6c Offspring of plants and animals are similar but not identical to their parents and to one another K.8b Understands simple patterns in the shapes and forms of many common natural objects including seeds, cones, and leaves K.8c Investigates and understands animal and plant growth K.9a Natural and human-made things may change over time K.9b Changes can be notes and measured K.10a Materials objects can be used over and over again K.10b Everyday materials can be recycled K.10c Water and energy conservation at home and in school helps preserve resources for future use.