Science Objectives

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Science Objectives

The following is a list of the Science objectives covered in the kindergarten curriculum. This is not what a child needs to know upon entering kindergarten. Rather, it is what a child should be introduced to and master during the year to prepare him or her for first grade. Some concepts are more difficult than others, but if you begin to introduce these objectives to your child in the preschool years, it will be much easier for your child to master them in kindergarten.

The student will learn:
1. to care for the earth
2. to work to keep the earth balanced
3. that human life evolves free, self-aware, unfinished
4. that earth's balance is now enhanced or destroyed by us
5. that future life will be determined by our decisions
6. tell what he/she observes about living/non-living creatures
7. classify creatures as living/non-living
8. identify, draw the human body structure
9. name, draw picture of the: head, face, eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, tongue, chin, ears, and hair
10. name, draw picture of the neck and trunk
11. name, draw picture of arms, hands, fingers
12. name, draw picture of legs, feet, toes
13. experience setting up an ecosystem in a terrarium or aquarium
14. explain human responsibility to keep balance of earth
15. name five abilities of living creatures
16. classify things as animal, plant
17. describe the needs of all living creatures
18. compare the needs of plants/animals
19. observe the life cycles of frogs, fishes, mammals, and birds
20. describe the needs of plants: air, water, light, nutrients
21. describe the functions/abilities of plants
22. identify parts of the plant that are useful to man
23. explain the life cycle of a plant
24. describe the needs of animals: food, air, water, space
25. explain how animals are used and misused
26. compare/contrast animal eating habits and habitats
27. compare/contrast ways animals protect themselves
28. state ways animals are useful to man
29. associate sight with eye and proper eye care
30. exercise skill in visual perception, visual discrimination, visual memory
31. associate hearing with ear and proper ear care
32. exercise skill in auditory perception, auditory discrimination, auditory memory



3/9/2011 11:49:58 AM
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