The Kindergarten Science objectives are designed to engage students in finding answers to questions related to their interests and the world around them. Kindergarten students engage in active inquiries, investigations and hands-on activities throughout the instructional day to develop conceptual understanding and research skills as described in the objectives. Students use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials and treating living organisms humanely. Kindergarten objectives include physical, life, earth and space sciences and engineering. In the kindergarten objectives, students are expected to demonstrate age-appropriate proficiency in asking questions, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science objectives are integrated throughout instruction as students define problems and design solutions related to the course objectives. Students are expected to use these practices to demonstrate an understanding of the scientific world.

Topic: All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates content literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools.

Topic: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment.

Topic: Weather and Climate.

Grade K-2: Science (Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science)

Topic: Engineering Design