Our Science Curriculum

Earth's Land and Water

  • E.SE.E.1 Water – Water is a natural resource and is found underground, on the surface of the earth, and in the sky. It exists in three states (liquid, solid, and gas) and can go back and forth from one form to another. 2ES
  • E.FE.02.11 Identify water sources (wells, springs, lakes, rivers, oceans) 2ES
  • E.FE.02.12 Identify household uses of water (drinking, cleaning, food preparation) 2ES
  • E.FE.02.13 Describe the properties (visible, flowing, melting, dew) of water as a liquid (lakes, rivers, streams, oceans). 2ES
  • E.FE.02.14 Describe the properties (hard, visible, frozen, cold) of water as a solid (ice, snow, iceberg, sleet, hail). 2ES
  • E.FE.E.2 Water Movement – Water moves in predictable patterns. 2ES
  • E.FE.02.21 Describe how rain collects on the surface of the Earth and flows downhill into bodies of water (streams, rivers, lakes, oceans) or into the ground. 2ES
  • E.FE.02.22 Describe the major bodies of water on the Earth's surface (lakes, ponds, oceans, rivers, streams). 2ES

Measuring Matter

  • Physical Properties-  All objects and substances have physical properties that can be measured.
  • Describe objects and substances according to their properties (color, size, shape, texture, hardness, liquid or solid, sinking or floating).
  • Measure the length of objects using rulers (centimeters) and meter sticks (meters).
  • Measure the volume of liquids using common measuring tools (measuring cups, measuring spoons).
  • Compare objects using a balance.
  • Material composition-  some objects are composed of a single substance, while other objects are composed of more than one substance.
  • Recognize that some objects are composed of a single substance (water, sugar, salt) and others are composed of more than one substance (salt and pepper, mixed dry beans).

A Plant's Life

  • Identify the needs of plants.
  • Describe the life cycle of flowering plants, including the following stages:  seed, plant, flower, and fruit.
  • Identify characteristics of plants (for example: leaf shape, flower type, color, size) that are passed on from parents to young.
  • Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.
  • Generate questions based on observations.
  • Plan and conduct simple investigations.
  • Manipulate simple tools (ruler, meter stick, measuring cups, hand lens, thermometer, balance) that aid observation and data collection.
  • Make accurate measurements with appropriate units (meter, centimeter) for the measurement tool.
  • Construct simple charts and graphs from data and observations.