K-ESS2-1 Earth's Systems

K-ESS2-1   Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. [Clarification Statement: Examples of qualitative observations could include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, and warm); examples of quantitative observations could include numbers of sunny, windy, and rainy days in a month. Examples of patterns could include that it is usually cooler in the morning than in the afternoon and the number of sunny days versus cloudy days in different months.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of quantitative observations limited to whole numbers and relative measures such as warmer/cooler.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.

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         Connections to Nature of Science

 

Science Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

  • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

2.ESS2.A ; 3.ESS2.D ; 4.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.K.7Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). (K-ESS2-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS2-1)
MP.4 Model with mathematics. (K-ESS2-1)
K.CC.A Know number names and the count sequence. (K-ESS2-1)
K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object. (K-ESS2-1)
K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. (K-ESS2-1)

K-ESS2-1   Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. [Clarification Statement: Examples of qualitative observations could include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, and warm); examples of quantitative observations could include numbers of sunny, windy, and rainy days in a month. Examples of patterns could include that it is usually cooler in the morning than in the afternoon and the number of sunny days versus cloudy days in different months.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of quantitative observations limited to whole numbers and relative measures such as warmer/cooler.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

         Connections to Nature of Science

 

Science Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

  • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

2.ESS2.A ; 3.ESS2.D ; 4.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.K.7Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). (K-ESS2-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS2-1)
MP.4 Model with mathematics. (K-ESS2-1)
K.CC.A Know number names and the count sequence. (K-ESS2-1)
K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object. (K-ESS2-1)
K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. (K-ESS2-1)

K-ESS2-1   Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. [Clarification Statement: Examples of qualitative observations could include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, and warm); examples of quantitative observations could include numbers of sunny, windy, and rainy days in a month. Examples of patterns could include that it is usually cooler in the morning than in the afternoon and the number of sunny days versus cloudy days in different months.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of quantitative observations limited to whole numbers and relative measures such as warmer/cooler.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

         Connections to Nature of Science

 

Science Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

  • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

2.ESS2.A ; 3.ESS2.D ; 4.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.K.7Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). (K-ESS2-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS2-1)
MP.4 Model with mathematics. (K-ESS2-1)
K.CC.A Know number names and the count sequence. (K-ESS2-1)
K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object. (K-ESS2-1)
K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. (K-ESS2-1)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.