Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Science and Technology

24 - Uses scientific inquiry skills

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Science

Physical Science

1 - Objects have properties and characteristics

a - Use senses to gather information about objects

Initiative

C - Initiating Play

1 - Child engages in exploratory play.

Language and Literacy

R - Using vocabulary

1 - Child talks about people or objects close at hand.

Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

0 - Child watches, picks up, examines, or uses a natural object or material.

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

Children learn about the development of the natural and physical world.

b - Use tools and their senses to make observations, gather and record information and make predictions about what might happen.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Scientific Skills & Method: The skills to observe and collect information and use it to ask questions, predict, explain, and draw conclusions.

Uses senses and tools, including technology, to gather information, investigate materials, and observe processes and relationships.

Science and Technology

25 - Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things

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Science

Life Science

1 - Living things have characteristics and basic needs

a - Use senses to gather information about living things

Science

Life Science

1 - Living things have characteristics and basic needs

b - Observe and explore the natural processes of growing, changing, and adapting to the environment

Science

Life Science

2 - Living things develop in predictable patterns

a - a. Identify the common needs such as food, air, and water of familiar living things

Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

0 - Child watches, picks up, examines, or uses a natural object or material.

Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

0 - Child watches, picks up, examines, or uses a natural object or material.

Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

2 - Child performs an action helpful to plants or animals.

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

Children learn about the development of the natural and physical world.

b - Use tools and their senses to make observations, gather and record information and make predictions about what might happen.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

a - Explore the natural processes of growing, changing and adapting to the environment.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

a - Explore the natural processes of growing, changing and adapting to the environment.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Scientific Skills & Method: The skills to observe and collect information and use it to ask questions, predict, explain, and draw conclusions.

Uses senses and tools, including technology, to gather information, investigate materials, and observe processes and relationships.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural & Physical World: The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally-occurring relationships.

Observes, describes, and discusses living things and natural processes.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural & Physical World: The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally-occurring relationships.

Observes, describes, and discusses living things and natural processes.

Science and Technology

26 - Demonstrates knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials

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Science

Physical Science

2 - There are cause-and-effect relationships in everyday experiences

a - Recognize and investigate cause-and-effect relationships in everyday experiences – pushing, pulling, kicking, rolling, or blowing objects

Science

Earth Systems Science

1 - Earth’s materials have properties and characteristics that affect how we use those materials

c - Describe how various materials might be used based on characteristics or properties

Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

4 - Child identifies a change (in a material or the environment) and a possible cause.

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

Children learn about the development of the natural and physical world.

c - Investigate changes in materials and cause-effect relationships.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

a - Explore the natural processes of growing, changing and adapting to the environment.

Logic & Reasoning

Reasoning & Problem Solving: The ability to recognize, understand, and analyze a problem and draw on knowledge or experience to seek solutions to a problem.

Recognizes cause and effect relationships.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural & Physical World: The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally-occurring relationships.

Observes, describes, and discusses properties of materials and transformation of substances.

Science and Technology

27 - Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment

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Science

Earth Systems Science

1 - Earth’s materials have properties and characteristics that affect how we use those materials

a - Use senses to gather information about Earth’s materials

Science

Earth Systems Science

1 - Earth’s materials have properties and characteristics that affect how we use those materials

c - Describe how various materials might be used based on characteristics or properties

Science

Earth Systems Science

2 - Events such as night, day, the movement of objects in the sky, weather, and seasons have patterns

a - Identify, predict, and extend patterns based on observations and representations of objects in the sky, daily weather, and seasonal changes

Science

Earth Systems Science

2 - Events such as night, day, the movement of objects in the sky, weather, and seasons have patterns

b - Observe and describe patterns observed over the course of a number of days and nights, possibly including differences in the activities or appearance of plants and animals

Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

0 - Child watches, picks up, examines, or uses a natural object or material.

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

Children learn about the development of the natural and physical world.

b - Use tools and their senses to make observations, gather and record information and make predictions about what might happen.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

a - Explore the natural processes of growing, changing and adapting to the environment.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

a - Explore the natural processes of growing, changing and adapting to the environment.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

b - Make simple observations, predictions, explanations and generalizations based on real life experiences.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

c - Explore time, temperature and cause-effect relationships based on everyday experiences.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Scientific Skills & Method: The skills to observe and collect information and use it to ask questions, predict, explain, and draw conclusions.

Uses senses and tools, including technology, to gather information, investigate materials, and observe processes and relationships.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural & Physical World: The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally-occurring relationships.

Observes, describes, and discusses living things and natural processes.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural & Physical World: The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally-occurring relationships.

Observes, describes, and discusses living things and natural processes.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural & Physical World: The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally-occurring relationships.

Observes, describes, and discusses properties of materials and transformation of substances.

Science and Technology

28 - Uses tools and other technology to perform tasks

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