Our home tutors are available to lead foundation in science for the kindergarten kids, whether, KD1, KD 2 or KD 3. One of the primary purposes of kindergarten is to prepare children for reading, writing, and math. However, we understand that kindergarten also prepares children for understanding scientific principles. it takes the exposure and experience of our science tutors for kindergarten
What can you expect your child to learn about science by the end of kindergarten?
In general, they will learn some basics of the physical sciences, Earth sciences, life sciences, and scientific principles of investigation and experimentation.
Children are encouraged to develop their curiosity about the world around them and to make observations. As they are introduced to science, children develop organized and analytical thinking as well as problem-solving skills. Here, in general, is what most kindergarten children will learn.
The physical sciences involve the study of the physical world. These sciences include chemistry, physics, and astronomy. Sometimes the Earth sciences are included in physical sciences since they are part of the physical world. Generally speaking, though, in studying the physical sciences in kindergarten, children learn about the properties of certain materials and discover that these properties can be observed, measured, and predicted. They will:
Describe objects in terms of the materials that make them up (cloth, paper, wood, etc.)
Describe the physical properties of objects (color, shape, texture, etc.)
Describe objects in terms of whether they float, sink, are attracted to magnets, etc.
Recognize the properties of water — it can be a liquid or solid and can change back and from one to the other, and it can evaporate when left in an open container
Recognize that light and heat are both sources of energy
The Earth sciences involve the study of everything relating to the Earth, except for living things. These sciences include mainly geology and meteorology, although for some it would also include geography. As they learn about the earth, children will:
Name the four seasons and identify their characteristics
Describe daily weather
Recognize that the earth is constantly changing
Recognize that weather changes daily
Recognize the differences and similarities in the daytime and nighttime skies
Observe, describe and record the phases of the Moon
Identify characteristics of the different environments of the earth: mountains, rivers, oceans, valleys, and deserts.
Identify the Earth’s resources that are used every day and recognize that many can be conserved
The life sciences are those which study living things. Those sciences would include biology, botany, zoology, and ecology among others. As part of their study of the life sciences, children will:
Explain the difference between living and non-living things
Identify the needs of living things
Recognize that living things grow and change
Recognize that there is a wide variety of living things and that they are interdependent
Recognize that living things adapt to the environment
Describe the similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants versus animals
Describe the basic structures of common plants and animals (arms, legs, wings, leaves, stems, roots, etc.)
Scientific Investigation and Experimentation
Children won’t be conducting any complex scientific experiments, but they will learn the basic scientific principles of observing, predicting, and measuring. It is through these activities that children will learn about the physical, earth, and life sciences. They will learn to:
Predict, observe, measure, and describe the way objects move (or behave)
Observe and describe common objects in terms of the five senses
Observe the size, shape, texture, and color of common objects such as tree leaves
Observe and describe seasonal changes
Ask questions based on prior knowledge and observations
Recognize patterns and describe them
Compare and sort common objects using one physical attribute, such as color, shape, size, etc.
Observe and then illustrate those observations through drawings
Observe and describe what happens when certain materials are subjected to tests (i.e. place a piece of wood in water to see what it does)
Compare the structures and behaviors of different animals
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