Little Kindergarten SCIENCE Thinkers (Unit 3: Properties)

If you’ve ever struggled with planning and implementing effective, engaging science lessons in your kindergarten classroom, then please read on. This post is for you!

 
Maybe your district supplies you with a big-box curriculum that isn’t user-friendly. Maybe it creates too much work for you. Maybe it doesn’t hold your students’ attention. Or maybe you don’t have a curriculum and you are left spending your weekends piecing together ideas from Pinterest.

No more. I’m here to tell you how we can solve all of those problems with the Little Science Thinkers Curriculum.

Little SCIENCE Thinkers  is a complete curriculum specifically for Kindergarten.
It’s everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your kinder friends.

It is been written to suit the main topics of state Kindergarten Social Studies Standards as well as NGSS.

It contains everything you need in a neat, organized package. It’s totally teacher friendly and student-approved! I’m going to walk you through the format of the entire curriculum, and specifically Unit 3: Properties.

UNIT 1: Our Senses
UNIT 2: Seasons and Weather
UNIT 3: Properties
UNIT 4: Plants
UNIT 5: Animal Life Cycles
UNIT 6: Force & Motion

Here are the lessons plans contained in Unit 3: Properties:
Lesson 1: MAKING OBSERVATIONS
Lesson 2: SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, AND GASES
Lesson 3: OBSERVING COLOR
Lesson 4: OBSERVING AND MEASURING SIZE
Lesson 5: OBSERVING AND MEASURING WEIGHT
Lesson 6: OBSERVING SHAPE
Lesson 7: OBSERVING TEXTURE
Lesson 8: OBSERVING AND MEASURING TEMPERATURE
Lesson 9: SCIENCE STATIONS
Lesson 10: SCIENCE STATIONS (DAY 2)
Lesson 11: EXPERIMENT
Lesson 12: UNIT ASSESSMENT AND CRAFTIVITY (2 days)
 

The four-week unit is meant to be taught three times per week with 30-minute lessons. I know that your time is valuable and you need to make the most of every minute, so each lesson is jam packed with content and engagement.

The lessons are quick-paced, written in teacher language, and Kinder-friendly. You could give these plans to a sub or student teacher, and there would be no question as to what they need to do! It’s all there for you.Here are the components of the unit.

Print and use *complete* lesson plans:

 
A full Teacher Guide to help you plan and teach.
 
 
EIGHT Texts are INCLUDED for read-alouds:
 
 

6 Science Stations:

 
Essential Question and Learning Targets for each lesson
that can be posted on a Focus Wall:
 
 
 
 
Anchor Charts and TONS of materials and activities to guide your teaching:
 


 
 
Student Workbook with activities to follow most lessons, with directions and activities written in kinder-friendly language.
 
 
 
A COMPLETE UNIT Powerpoint to guide your teaching during EACH and EVERY Lesson!
Pull up the PowerPoint on your Smart Board or on a projector:
 
 
 
A Kinder-appropriate Assessment and Rubric:
 
 
 
I can assure you that this curriculum is VERY easy to use. Just print and teach!
 
 
———–Find the FULL CURRICULUM HERE!————
 
 
 
 
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