Kindergarten scientists use their senses to gain information which helps them to understand the world around them. We focus on touching, hearing, smelling, tasting, and seeing. We then use our brains to process the information we receive and think about what it all means!
The performance expectations in kindergarten help students formulate answers to questions such as:
- What happens if you push or pull an object harder?
- Where do animals live and why do they live there?
- What is the weather like today and how is it different from yesterday?
When your child’s journal arrives home at the end of a unit, look through its pages with your child and realize that there is more to their work than meets the eye. Good science is learned through active participation, and engagement in inquiry-based, hands-on activities. If their memories serve them well, your child will be able to explain the activity, which supported each and every page of their journal. Use this information to extend our curriculum into your home lives.