Hampton School District

Science Competencies and Learning Targets for Grade K 


▪ Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.*

▪ Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.


▪ Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.*

▪ Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.

▪ Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.

▪ Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.


▪ Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.*

▪ Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

▪ Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

▪ Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.*


Hampton School District

Science Competencies and Learning Targets for Grade K

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