The View from the Earth

preNGSS-4ES

Students make long-term observations of the position of the sun and moon in the sky to develop an understanding of relative distances, the appearance of movement across the sky, and relate it to day and night, Earth's orbit, the spin of the Earth, and the visible shape of the moon.

Organisms in Their Environment

preNGSS-4LS

Students take a deeper look into the requirements of plants and animals to survive, the roles animals play in their environments, and how some animals and plants have variations that give them an advantage for survival.

Energy Transfer

preNGSS-4PS1

This unit concentrates on heat, magnetism and electricity as energy transfers.

States of Matter

preNGSS-4PS2

Previous units have laid the foundation for a more in-depth study of the states of matter.

Objects in the Sky

preNGSS-5ES

This unit builds on the concepts of the 4th grade unit, The View from Earth, and students demonstrate using models rotation on axis and orbits due to gravity of Earth and other planets.

Systems and Survival

preNGSS-5LS

Students examine three different "systems" in their lives, classification system, ecosystems, and human body systems.

Forces and Motion

preNGSS-5PS

Students continue to learn about how things move and participate in an exploration into force and motion as related to distance, time, speed, balanced and unbalanced forces, contact and non-contact forces.

My Earth

preNGSS-KES

Using students' natural curiosity about rocks, soil, sand, water, etc., the unit develops their observation skills and recognition of the importance of earth materials in growth and living things.

Is It Living?

preNGSS-KLS

Students recognize living and nonliving things and the basic needs of organisms. They compare physical characteristics of organisms and how the organisms use the characteristics for survival. 

Senses

preNGSS-KPS1

The Senses unit is based on skill building of sound inquiry practices, focusing on the use of the senses to make purposeful observations and raise questions for investigation.

Kindergarten in Motion

preNGSS-KPS2

The Kindergarten in Motion unit develops students' prior knowledge of motion and changes in motion through observation and investigation on the playground and high interest classroom investigations.