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K-ESS2-1 (Science (CA NGSS))

Standard Identifier: K-ESS2-1
Content Area: Science (CA NGSS)
Grade: K
Disciplinary Core Idea: ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
Cross Cutting Concept: CCC-1: Patterns
Science & Engineering Practice: SEP-4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Content Area: Earth and Space Science

Title: K-ESS2 Earth’s Systems

Performance Expectation: 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.]

Disciplinary Core Idea(s):
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate Weather is the combination of sunlight, wind, snow or rain, and temperature in a particular region at a particular time. People measure these conditions to describe and record the weather and to notice patterns over time.

Science & Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. Connections to Nature of Science: Science Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.

Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

California Environmental Principles and Concepts:
Principle I The continuation and health of individual human lives and of human communities and societies depend on the health of the natural systems that provide essential goods and ecosystem services. Principle II The long-term functioning and health of terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems are influenced by their relationships with human societies.

California Common Core State Standards Connections:
ELA/Literacy W.K.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). Mathematics MP.2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4: Model with mathematics. K.CC.1-3: Know number names and the count sequence. K.MD.1: Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object. K.MD.3: Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. K.CC.4-5: Count to tell the number of objects.

DCI Connections:
Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A Articulation across grade-levels: 2.ESS2.A; 3.ESS2.D; 4.ESS2.A

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