Parent-Friendly CT Science Frameworks Connecticut Science Framework
Kindergarten
(Parent-Friendly Language)

Kindergartners learn to become weather watchers.
Scientific Inquiry 
Scientific Literacy  
Scientific Numeracy
Observe the weather each day. 
Read books about changing weather. 
Graph weather for a time period.
Make appropriate clothing choices for the weather.  
Discuss and describe the different clothing choices available.
Count how many children dressed appropriately for the weather.
Explore seasonal weather changes.  
List activities to do during each season. 
Create a chart to compare different seasons.
Identify changes in temperature. 
Describe how temperature is related to weather changes. 
Recognize numbers on a thermometer as hot or cold.


     
Kindergartners learn to gather information about objects through the use of their five senses and simple experiments.
Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Literacy
Scientific Numeracy
Use the senses to gather information about objects or events.
Communicate using descriptive words such as sweet, sour, salty, hot, cold, loud, soft, etc.  
Compare objects using simple experiments.
Discover information about objects using different forms of measurement.  
Compare objects or groups of objects.  
Count objects and use math words, such as more than, less than, same as, and equal, to describe groups.


        
      
Kindergartners learn how and why people around the world use different materials to build their homes.
Scientific Inquiry 
Scientific Literacy 
Scientific Numeracy
Examine different types of shelters.
 Compare different kinds of shelters through pictures and books. 
Match people to their homes.
Examine different materials used to build shelters.
Sort natural and man-made materials. 
Match homes to their environments.
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of different building materials.
Read books about homes made of different materials. 
Investigate different building materials.

      
 
Kindergartners learn the difference between living and nonliving things.
Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Literacy
Scientific Numeracy
Explore what makes things living or nonliving. 
 Describe the similarities and differences between living and nonliving things.
Sort pictures of living and nonliving things.
Explore animal life cycles. 
Observe and describe how living things change as they grow.    
Sequence pictures showing how animals grow.
Examine animal behaviors. 
Describe how different animals move, look, and behave.
Sort pictures of animals into groups that are the same.