The NGSS in Massachusetts

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Skills available for Massachusetts kindergarten science standards

Standards are in black and IXL science skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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K-ESS Earth and Space Sciences

  • K-ESS2 Earth's Systems

    • K-ESS2-1 Use and share quantitative observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

    • K-ESS2-2 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment.

  • K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

    • K-ESS3-2 Obtain and use information about weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, different types of local weather.

    • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions to reduce the amount of natural resources an individual uses.

K-LS Life Science

  • K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

K-PS Physical Science

  • K-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions

  • K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • K-PS3 Energy

    • K-PS3-1 Make observations to determine that sunlight warms materials on Earth's surface.

    • K-PS3-2 Use tools and materials to design and build a model of a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.