• Pre-K Science

    NHPS Preschool Science Curriculum

    Scope & Sequence

    Quarter/Unit Title Significant Tasks Learning Outcomes: State Performance Standard Learning Outcomes: Creative Curriculum Content Supporting Materials
     
         Quarter 1 

    Unit 1:

    Autumn…Back to School…Getting to Know Each Other 

    September: How Do Colors Mix?

    #1: The Primary Colors - 3 primary colors - red, blue, and yellow

    #2: Identifying Primary Colors - Recognizing and sorting the primary colors.

    #3: Mixing Colors - Primary colors can be mixed to make other colors.

    #4: Rainbows – Colors of the rainbow and exploring how to make a rainbow

    October: Why Do Leaves Fall?

    #5: The Season of Fall- The changing of the season from summer to fall.

    #6: Trees in the Fall – Parts of a tree and the changes that occur in the fall.

    #7: All About Leaves – Leaves have many different shapes and sizes

    #8: Leaves in the Fall Leaves have other colors besides green.

    A1 Use the senses and simple measuring tools, such as rulers and equal-arm balances, to observe common objects and sort them into groups based on size, weight, shape or color.

    A3 Count objects in a group and use mathematical terms to describe quantitative relationships such as: same as, more than, less than, equal, etc.

    A8 Relate seasonal weather patterns to appropriate choices of clothing and activities.

    25. Explores cause and effect

    27.Classifies Objects

    28. Compares/measures

    33. Uses one-to-one correspondence

    34.  Uses numbering and counting

    Little Scientists curriculum binder and materials. 
    Quarter 2 

    Unit 2: Harvest…Winter…

    Celebrations 

    Unit 3:

    Wintertime…

    November: What Is An Animal?

    #9 Animals and Plants are Different. 

    #10 The World of Animals - There are many different kinds of animals.

    #11 Animals Start as Eggs.

    #12 What do Animals need to Live? - Animals need to live -food, water, air, and shelter.

    December: Why Is It Cold Outside? Children will observe and record weather conditions.

    #13 Why Is It Cold Outside? – What is winter and what kinds of outer layers keep us warm.

    #14 Animals In Winter – How winter affects animals.

    #15 Plants In Winter – Plants need resting time in winter to bloom in spring.

    #16 Snow In Winter –Snow, ice and crystals.

    January:

    #17 Will It Bounce? – Not all balls bounce and why.

    # 18 How Do Different Shapes Bounce?

    #19 What Is It Made Of? – Materials object made of affect bounce.

    #20 Will It Roll? – Shape affects the way a ball rolls.

    A2 Sort objects made of materials such as wood, paper and metal into groups based on properties such as flexibility, attraction to magnets, and whether they float or sink in water.

    A4 Describe the similarities and differences in the appearance and behaviors of plants, birds, fish, insects and mammals (including humans).

    A5 Describe the similarities and differences in the appearance and behaviors of adults and their offspring.

    A6 Describe characteristics that distinguish living from nonliving things.

    A9 Describe the types of materials used by people to build houses, and the properties that make the materials useful.

    A7 Describe and record daily weather conditions.

    A8 Relate seasonal weather patterns to appropriate choices of clothing and activities.  

    22. Observes objects and events with curiosity

    25. Explores cause and effect

    27.Classifies Objects

    28. Compares/measures

    Little Scientists curriculum binder and materials. 
    Quarter 3 

    Complete Unit 3:

    Wintertime… 

    Unit 4: Rainbows…Spring

    February – What is a Magnet?

    #21 What is a magnet?

    #22 Magnetism – Magnetizing an object.

    #23 Push and Pull – Attract and repel.

    #24 Games with magnets

    March - Will It Float?

    #25 Will It Float?

    #26 Air – How air affects buoyancy.

    #27 Surface tension –How   surface tension or “skin” affects float.

    #28 Boats- How shape affects boat.

    A2 Sort objects made of materials such as wood, paper and metal into groups based on properties such as flexibility, attraction to magnets, and whether they float or sink in water.

     

    25. Explores cause and effect

    27.Classifies Objects

    28. Compares/measures

    Little Scientists curriculum binder and materials. 
    Quarter 4 

    Unit 5: Planting….Summer

    April: Why Do Flowers Grow?

    #29 Why Do Flowers Grow?

    #30 What Are The Parts Of A Plant?

    #31 Growing Plants From Seeds.

    #32 How Do Bees Help flowers? – Bees and pollination.

    May – What Is A Bubble?

    #33 What Is A Bubble? - Bubbles and be made from various materials.

    #34 What Shape Is A Bubble? – A bubble is spherical regardless of frame.

    #35 Colors And Bubbles – Bubbles reflect and show rainbow colors.

    #36 Air And Bubbles – Bubbles contain air and air causes bubbles to move.

    A1 Use the senses and simple measuring tools, such as rulers and equal-arm balances, to observe common objects and sort them into groups based on size, weight, shape or color.

    A6 Describe characteristics that distinguish living from nonliving things.

    A8 Relate seasonal weather patterns to appropriate choices of clothing and activities.

    25. Explores cause and effect

    27.Classifies Objects

    28. Compares/measures

    Little Scientists curriculum binder and materials.