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Skills available for Pennsylvania kindergarten science standards

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3.1 Life Science

3.2 Physical Science

  • Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

    • 3.2.K.A Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

    • 3.2.K.B Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

  • Energy

    • 3.2.K.C Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.

    • 3.2.K.D Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.

3.3 Earth and Space Science

  • Earth's Systems

    • 3.3.K.A Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

    • 3.3.K.B Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.

  • Earth and Human Activity

    • 3.3.K.C Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.

    • 3.3.K.D Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

    • 3.3.K.E Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

3.4 Environmental Literacy and Sustainability

  • Agriculture and Environmental Systems and Resources

    • 3.4.K-2.A Categorize ways people harvest, re-distribute, and use natural resources.

    • 3.4.K-2.B Examine how people from different cultures and communities, including one's own, interact and express their beliefs about nature.

  • Environmental Literacy Skills

    • 3.4.K-2.C Explain ways that places differ in their physical characteristics, their meaning, and their value and/or importance.

    • 3.4.K-2.D Plan and carry out an investigation to address an issue in their local environment and community.

3.5 Technology and Engineering

  • Applying, Maintaining, and Assessing Technological Products and Systems

  • Impacts of Technology

    • 3.5.K-2.C Explain ways that technology helps with everyday tasks.

    • 3.5.K-2.D Select ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle resources in daily life.

    • 3.5.K-2.E Illustrate helpful and harmful effects of technology.

    • 3.5.K-2.I Compare simple technologies to evaluate their impacts.

    • 3.5.K-2.J Design new technologies that could improve their daily lives.

  • Influence of Society on Technological Development

    • 3.5.K-2.F Investigate the use of technologies in the home and community.

    • 3.5.K-2.H Explain the needs and wants of individuals and societies.

    • 3.5.K-2.L Explore how technologies are developed to meet individual and societal needs and wants.

  • Design in Technology and Engineering Education

    • 3.5.K-2.M Demonstrate essential skills of the engineering design process.

    • 3.5.K-2.O Illustrate that there are different solutions to a design and that none are perfect.

    • 3.5.K-2.P Discuss that all designs have different characteristics that can be described.

    • 3.5.K-2.Q Apply skills necessary for making in design.

    • 3.5.K-2.S Apply design concepts, principles, and processes through play and exploration.

    • 3.5.K-2.T Demonstrate that designs have requirements.

    • 3.5.K-2.U Explain that design is a response to wants and needs.

  • Integration of Knowledge, Technologies, and Practices

    • 3.5.K-2.R Draw connections between technology and human experiences.

    • 3.5.K-2.W Apply concepts and skills from technology and engineering activities that reinforce concepts and skills across multiple content areas.

  • Nature and Characteristics of Technology and Engineering

    • 3.5.K-2.G Explain the tools and techniques that people use to help them do things.

    • 3.5.K-2.AA Demonstrate that creating can be done by anyone.

    • 3.5.K-2.BB Compare the natural world and human-made world.

    • 3.5.K-2.CC Discuss the roles of scientists, engineers, technologists and others who work with technology.

  • Core Concepts of Technology and Engineering

    • 3.5.K-2.K Safely use tools to complete tasks.

    • 3.5.K-2.V Explain that materials are selected for use because they possess desirable properties and characteristics.

    • 3.5.K-2.X Develop a plan in order to complete a task.

    • 3.5.K-2.Z Illustrate how systems have parts or components that work together to accomplish a goal.

    • 3.5.K-2.DD Collaborate effectively as a member of a team.

  • History of Technology

    • 3.5.K-2.Y Discuss how the way people live and work has changed throughout history because of technology.