The kindergarten curriculum teaches the scientific method through the exploration of life science, physical science, and earth science.

Plants and Animals

  • Understands that plants and animals are two types of living whose unique characteristics help them live and grow


  • Make observations of local weather conditions to describe pattern over time
  • Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting and how it helps someone to prepare for in their daily life
  • Learn about severe weather that we face here in Illinois
  • Learn and use tools to measure weather and assist us in various weather conditions


  • Design and redesign shade structures in conjunction with their understanding of weather.
  • Ask questions, make observations, and gather information
  • Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or model
  • Analyze the effectiveness of their design in order to improve upon

Forces and Motion

  • Understands that numerous forces exist in the world, and they act on objects.

Scientific Method

  • Making observations
  • Developing and testing hypotheses
  • Analyzing data
  • Determining conclusions
  • Scientific writing
  • Exploring practical applications