Lessons in Califorina Science/Kindergarten are organized in three units: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Earth Sciences. Each unit contains a balance between important science content and hands-on activities (through scaffolded inquiry) that support every lesson. You'll also find biographies, careers, and a NASA Connection in all units.
CONTENTS Unit A Physical Sciences Chapter 1: Objects All Around - Lesson 1: What are some kinds of objects? - Lesson 2: How can you use your senses to observe objects? - Lesson 3: What are these objects made of? - Lesson 4: How can you describe objects? - Lesson 5: How else can you describe objects? - Lesson 6: What objects does a magnet attract? - Lesson 7: Does it float or sink? Chapter 2: Water - Lesson 1: What is water? - Lesson 2: How can water change? - Lesson 3: How can ice change? - Lesson 4: Where does rainwater go?
Unit B Life Sciences Chapter 3: Learning About Plants and Animals - Lesson 1: What do plants and animals need? - Lesson 2: How do plants and animals get food? - Lesson 3: How are the plants alike? How are the plants different? - Lesson 4: How are animals alike? How are animals different? - Lesson 5: How can you tell which plants and animals are real? Chapter 4: Plant and Animal Parts - Lesson 1: What do plant parts do? - Lesson 2: What do animal parts do? - Lesson 3: How do plants and animals change? - Lesson 4: How can you care for plants and animals?
Unit C Earth Sciences Chapter 5: Our Air, Land, and Water - Lesson 1: What makes up Earth? - Lesson 2: What are some of Earth’s landforms? - Lesson 3: Where is water found on Earth? - Lesson 4: How can Earth’s surface change? Chapter 6: Weather - Lesson 1: How can weather change? - Lesson 2: How can you measure weather? - Lesson 3: What is spring? - Lesson 4: What is summer? - Lesson 5: What is fall? - Lesson 6: What is winter? - Lesson 7: What can weather change? Chapter 7: Earth's Resources - Lesson 1: How do we use resources from Earth? - Lesson 2: How do we use land? - Lesson 3: How do we use water and air? - Lesson 4: How can people care for natural resources? - Lesson 5: How can you help care for Earth? Glossary Index
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