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Skills available for Minnesota kindergarten science standards

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1 Exploring phenomena or engineering problems

  • 1.1 Asking questions and defining problems

    • 1.1.1 Students will be able to ask questions about aspects of the phenomena they observe, the conclusions they draw from their models or scientific investigations, each other's ideas, and the information they read.

      • 0E. Ask questions to obtain information from weather forecasts to prepare for and respond to severe weather.

      • 0E. Ask questions about how a person may reduce the amount of natural resources the individual uses.

  • 1.2 Planning and carrying out investigations

    • 1.2.1 Students will be able to design and conduct investigations in the classroom, laboratory, and/or field to test students' ideas and questions, and will organize and collect data to provide evidence to support claims the students make about phenomena.

2 Looking at data and empirical evidence to understand phenomena or solve problems

3 Developing possible explanations of phenomena or designing solutions to engineering problems

  • 3.1 Developing and using models

  • 3.2 Constructing explanations and designing solutions

    • 3.2.2 Students will be able to use their understanding of scientific principles and the engineering design process to design solutions that meet established criteria and constraints.

      • 0P. Design and build a structure to reduce the warming effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.

4 Communicating reasons, arguments and ideas to others

  • 4.1 Engaging in Arguing from evidence

    • 4.1.1 Students will be able to engage in argument from evidence for the explanations the students construct, defend and revise their interpretations when presented with new evidence, critically evaluate the scientific arguments of others, and present counter arguments.

      • 0P. Construct an argument supported by evidence for whether a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

  • 4.2 Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

    • 4.2.1 Students will be able to read and interpret multiple sources to obtain information, evaluate the merit and validity of claims and design solutions, and communicate information, ideas, and evidence in a variety of formats.

      • 0P. Communicate design ideas for a structure that reduces the warming effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.