Sunday, September 20, 2009

New York City Kindergarten Science Scope & Sequence

Below is the NYC Kindergarten Science Scope & Sequence for the first third of the school year provided by the Department of Education. Gifted and Talented acceleration will be provided in The Roosevelt Island School K003 class through curriculum compacting and differentiation of instruction to maximize learning for advanced students.  As part of this module students in K003 class will visit Queens Botanical Garden to facilitate studies of ecosystems, and grow their own plants from seeds in class to support project-based learning.

UNIT 1
Trees through the seasons
What are some changes we see in trees during the year?
Identify the basic needs of organisms to live and thrive:
- Needs of plants to live and thrive (e.g. air, water, light)
- Living things grow and change.
Observe and compare the different structures that enable each plant to live and thrive:
- Roots, leaves, stems, flowers, seeds.
Observe adaptations of plants:
- Plants respond to changes in the environment including seasonal changes such as:
   - Leaves falling in autumn and forming in springtime
   - Flowers blooming

Complete New York State Elementary Science Core Curriculum is available online.

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