Kindergarten Science Lesson Plans

These Kindergarten science lesson plans consists of all the lesson plans that were written for the kindergarten science core taken from the 2003 Utah State Science Teacher Resource Book and from the Elementary CORE Academies from 2002 through 2010. Some of them are ones that I have written to fill in some gaps. Others lessons and resources will be added as time goes on. If you have a particular lesson or resource that you want to share for this webpage, please contact me. If you have questions on a certain lesson plan, please contact me.

These lesson plans are here to help you teach science where you won’t need to search. If you use them and you see mistakes in the writing, content, or something is not coming through, please contact me at paul.nance@jordandistrict.org and I will fix them. Feedback is welcome.

Click on the link below to view and download your Kindergarten Utah State Science Core.

Kindergarten Standards and Objectives with Descriptions

The Kindergarten State Science Core  is mixed in with the 1st and 2nd Grade State Science Cores just so you can see what the other two grades are teaching and how the content strands develop and dovetail in from one grade to the next.

Each objective has an “Objective Strategy Page”.  The “Objective Strategy Page” is found at the end of each “Objective Lesson Plan List”.  This page gives you other ideas of how to teach the objective effectively. I am also going to try develop more lesson plans from those ideas to put on this page.

 

Standard 1: Intended Learning Outcomes

The Process of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science

Standard I is not a standard that is to be taught by itself.  It is not be taught as a stand-alone content. Standard I are the Intended Learning Outcomes that are to be woven into your teaching of Standards 2, 3, and 4.  Standard I are the prescribed skills needed to do the activities in Standards 2, 3, and 4 for students to know the processes of science, communication of science, and the nature of science. Standard I is at the first to remind teachers that as they teach Standards 2, 3, and 4, that these skills are to be used in teaching the science content. Therefore, there are no activities listed here.

 

Standard 2: Earth and Space Science

Objective 1 Lesson Plans–Investigate non-living things.

There are no lesson plans for Standard 2, Objective 1 at this time.

  1. Standard 2, Objective 1 Strategy Page for more ideas.

Objective 2 Lesson Plans–Observe and describe changes in day and night.

  1. All About the Sun, Day, Night, and Shadows
  2. Standard 2, Objective 2 Strategy Page for more ideas.

Objective 3 Lesson Plans–Compare changes in weather over time.

  1. Jump Into Season!
  2. Forecasting Through Senses
  3. My Senses Tell Me
  4. Five Senses and Four Seasons Quilt (1)
  5. Seasons
  6. Five Senses And Four Seasons Quilt (2)
  7. Weather Walks
  8. Favorite Season Circle Graph
  9. Claude Monet Seasonal Painting
  10. Outdoor Observation
  11. Standard 2, Objective 3 Strategy Page for more ideas.

Resources for Standard 2

None at this time.

 

Standard 3: Physical Science

Objective 1 Lesson Plans–Identify how non-living things move.

  1. Lets’ Get Moving
  2. Standard 3, Objective 1 Strategy Page for more ideas.

Objective 2 Lesson Plans–Describe parts of non-living things.

  1. Everything Has Parts
  2. Standard 3, Objective 2 Strategy Page for more ideas.

Resources for Standard 3

None at this time.

 

Standard 4: Life Science

Objective 1 Lesson Plans–Investigate living things.

  1. Animal Growth Journal
  2. Animal Research and Report
  3. Standard 4, Objective 1 Strategy Page for more ideas.

Objective 2 Lesson Plans–Describe parts of living things.

  1. Picking Apart Plants
  2. I can “Sense” That We Are in for a Sense-Ational Experience
  3. Let’s Take “Part” in the Study of Animals
  4. Camp Paws and Claws: Pets
  5. Camp Paws and Claws & Farm Animals
  6. Bug Hunt
  7. Plants Have Parts
  8. Standard 4, Objective 2 Strategy Page for more ideas.

Resources for Standard 4

None at this time.

 

Resources for Kindergarten Science

  1. Kindergarten Standards and Objectives with Descriptions
  2. Big Ideas For Kindergarten Students to Learn
  3. What Kindergarten Students Should Understand, Do, and Know