# April 2022

### Pre-K: Babies ??

Essential question: What does water do?

Standards

PK.SCI.1. [P-PS1-1.] Asks questions and uses observations to test the claim that different kinds of matter exist as either solid or liquid

PK.SCI.4. [P-LS1-1.] Observes familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describes what they need to survive

PK.SCI.5. [P-LS1-2.] Plans and conducts investigations to determine how familiar plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive in the environment

PK.SCI.8. [P-ESS2-1.] Asks questions, makes observations, and collects and records data using simple instruments to recognize patterns about how local weather conditions change daily and seasonally

• Where can we find water?

• What happens to water when it changes temperature?

• What happens when we put things in water?

• How does water help us?

School-home connections ππ

Use paper or aluminum foil to make an origami boat!

### K & 1st: Solids and Liquids π§π§ͺ

Essential question: How can we describe solids and liquids?

Science Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations β’ Analyzing and interpreting data β’ Scientific investigations use a variety of methods

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS1.A: Structure and properties of matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect β’ Energy and matter

• What is matter? What are solid and liquid states of matter?

• What are some different ways of sorting solids? (By shape, color, hard/soft, magnetism, solids that stack/solids that roll/solids that stack AND roll)

• What are some different ways of sorting liquids? (By color, viscosity, density)

• What do you notice and wonder about solids and liquids?

School-home connections ππ

Go on a scavenger hunt at home! Find objects that are solids and liquids, observe their properties, and think of some words you can use to describe them.

### 2nd & 3rd: Properties of Materials π₯½π₯£

Essential question: How can you design a mixture for a certain purpose?

Science Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations β’ Analyzing and interpreting data β’ Constructing explanations and designing solutions β’ Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter β’ PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns β’ Cause and effect β’ Energy and matter

• Materials have properties that make them good for some uses and NOT so good for others. What are some examples?

• How can you tell if substances are the same or different from one another?

• As glue engineers, what design goals are we using to guide our work?

• How are we using sticky tests to collect evidence for our investigation?

School-home connections ππ

### 4th & 5th: Energy Conversions ππ‘

Essential question: How does the electrical system work?

Science Practices

Asking questions and defining problems β’ Planning and carrying out investigations β’ Constructing explanations and designing solutions β’ Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS3.A: Definitions of energy β’ PS3.B: Conservation of energy and energy transfer β’ PS3.C: Relationship between energy and forces β’ PS3.D: Energy in chemical processes and everyday life β’ ESS3.A: Natural resources β’ ETS1.A: Defining engineering problems

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect β’ Energy and matter β’ Interdependence of science, engineering, and technology β’ Influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world