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Kindergarten Science Scope and Sequence

Scope and Sequence: 1st Grade 2nd Grade

Kindergarten students may have little experience with science study, but each module in the Kindergarten scope and sequence begins with concepts familiar to Kindergarteners and moves on to expand their understanding of the topic. For example, the study of energy can be difficult for young students because energy cannot be seen directly. The kindergarten Scope and Sequence begins with the Energy Sources module and an exploration of where energy comes from and how we know that it is there. Kindergarteners continue their study with Heat Energy, a form of energy with a very concrete manifestation.

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Animals

Kindergarten Science Scope and Sequence
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Eco Awareness

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Energy Sources

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Energy Transformations

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Force

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Heat Energy

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Light Energy

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Living/Nonliving

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Location and Perspective

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Magnets

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Materials

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Materials and Mixtures

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Motion

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Plants

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Science Tools

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Simple Machines

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Sound Energy

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Textbook Adoptions and the “Gap Year” Dilemma

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The Importance of Focusing on Science in the Early Years

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Weather

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As kindergarten students continue through the Scope and Sequence, each module begins with what they know and continues on to introduce new science concepts. The kindergarten year begins a spiral of science study and exploration, introducing new concepts that students will revisit and build on as they learn and grow. As students revisit topics that they have explored before, their previous experiences and growing abilities will allow them to develop new and more complex understandings of each topic.

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