Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Science

Physical Science

1 - Objects have properties and characteristics

a - Use senses to gather information about objects

Science and Technology

24 - Uses scientific inquiry skills

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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

Physical Science

1 - Objects have properties and characteristics

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

Cognitive

12 - Remembers and connects experiences

b - Makes connections

6 - Draws on everyday experiences and applies this knowledge to a similar situation

Mathematics and Science

DD - Identifying sequence, change, and causality

5 - Child explains that an event or change happens because of something else.

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.

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.

Uses past knowledge to build new knowledge.

Science

Physical Science

1 - Objects have properties and characteristics

c - Collect, describe, and record information through discussion, drawings, and charts

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

6 - Plans and then uses drawings, constructions, movements, and dramatizations to represent ideas

Mathematics and Science

DD - Identifying sequence, change, and causality

2 - Child describes a sequence of events.

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

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

a - Collect, describe and learn to record information through discussion, drawings and charts.

Science Knowledge & Skills

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

Collects, describes, and records information through discussions, drawings, maps, and charts.

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 and Technology

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

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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.

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

Life Science

1 - Living things have characteristics and basic needs

a - Use senses to gather information about living things

Science and Technology

25 - Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things

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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

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 and Technology

25 - Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things

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Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

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

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

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

Life Science

1 - Living things have characteristics and basic needs

c - Ask and pursue questions through simple investigations and observations of living things

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

b - Persists

6 - Plans and pursues a variety of appropriately challenging tasks

No Match

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

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

d - Ask and pursue their questions through simple investigations.

Science Knowledge & Skills

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

Describes and discusses predictions, explanations, and generalizations based on past experience.

Science

Life Science

1 - Living things have characteristics and basic needs

d - Collect, describe, and record information about living things through discussion, drawings, and charts

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

6 - Plans and then uses drawings, constructions, movements, and dramatizations to represent ideas

No Match

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

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

a - Collect, describe and learn to record information through discussion, drawings and charts.

Science Knowledge & Skills

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

Collects, describes, and records information through discussions, drawings, maps, and charts.

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

Science and Technology

25 - Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things

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Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

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

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

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

Life Science

2 - Living things develop in predictable patterns

b - Predict, explain, and infer patterns based on observations and representations of living things, their needs, and life cycles

Mathematics

23 - Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

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6 - Extends and creates simple repeating patterns

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

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.

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.

Uses past knowledge to build new knowledge.

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

Life Science

2 - Living things develop in predictable patterns

c - Make and record by drawing, acting out, or describing observations of living things and how they change over time

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

6 - Plans and then uses drawings, constructions, movements, and dramatizations to represent ideas

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

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 Knowledge & Skills

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

Collects, describes, and records information through discussions, drawings, maps, and charts.

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 and Technology

27 - Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment

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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

Earth Systems Science

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

b - Make simple observations, explanations, and generalizations about Earth’s materials based on real-life experiences

Cognitive

12 - Remembers and connects experiences

b - Makes connections

6 - Draws on everyday experiences and applies this knowledge to a similar situation

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

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 Knowledge & Skills

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

Describes and discusses predictions, explanations, and generalizations based on past experience.

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 and Technology

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

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Science and Technology

27 - Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment

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No Match

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

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

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

Mathematics

23 - Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

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6 - Extends and creates simple repeating patterns

Science and Technology

27 - Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment

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No Match

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.

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.

Uses past knowledge to build new knowledge.

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

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

23 - Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

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6 - Extends and creates simple repeating patterns

Science and Technology

27 - Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment

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No Match

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 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.