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G R A D E S     K   -  4    

NS.K-4.1 SCIENCE AS INQUIRY
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry
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NS.K-4.2 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of
  • Properties of objects and materials
  • Position and motion of objects
  • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
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NS.K-4.3 LIFE SCIENCE
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
  • The characteristics of organisms
  • Life cycles of organisms
  • Organisms and environments
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NS.K-4.4 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of
  • Properties of earth materials
  • Objects in the sky
  • Changes in earth and sky
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NS.K-4.5 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understanding about science and technology
  • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
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NS.K-4.6 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
  • Personal health
  • Characteristics and changes in populations
  • Types of resources
  • Changes in environments
  • Science and technology in local challenges
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NS.K-4.7 HISTORY OF NATURE AND SCIENCE:
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
  • Science as a human endeavor
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