Science in Kindergarten

Using my senses to understand my world

  • Scientific and Engineering Practices
  • Force, Motion, and Energy
  • Living Systems and Processes
  • Earth and Space Systems
  • Earth Resources

Kindergarten scientists make a web using magnets.   Kindergarten engineers building structures using colored blocks.   Kindergarten scientists observe items in a fish tank

In science, kindergarten students use their senses to make observations of the characteristics and interactions of objects in their world. Students study the characteristics of water and the basic needs of living things. They also study the relationship between the sun and Earth through shadows and weather. They determine how their actions can change the motion of objects and learn how they can make a difference in their world. Throughout the elementary years, students will develop scientific skills, supported by mathematics and computational thinking, as they learn science content. In kindergarten, students will develop skills in posing simple questions, conducting simple investigations, observing, classifying, and communicating information about the natural world.