Nevada State Standards for Science: Kindergarten

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NV.N.2.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that science is an active process of systematically examining the natural world.

N.2.A.1. Using Data: Students know how to make observations and give descriptions using words, numbers, and drawings. E/S 325
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N.2.A.2. Safe Experimentation: Students know tools can be used safely to gather data and extend the senses. I/L 76
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N.2.A.3. Models: Students know observable patterns can be used to predict future events or sort items. E/S 121
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NV.N.2.B. Science, Technology, and Society (Nature of Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that many people contribute to the field of science.

N.2.B.1. Risks and Benefits: Students know science engages men and women of all ages and backgrounds. E/S 21
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N.2.B.2. Collaboration: Students know that, in science, it is helpful to work in a team and share findings with others. E/L 35
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NV.P.2.A. Matter (Physical Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that matter has observable properties.

P.2.A.1. Properties of Matter: Students know matter can exist as solids and as liquids. E/S 158
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P.2.A.2. Properties of Matter: Students know some properties of materials can be changed by heating, freezing, mixing, cutting, or bending. E/S 160
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P.2.A.3. Properties of Matter: Students know matter can be categorized by observable properties, such as color, size, shape, and weight. E/S 210
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P.2.A.4. Atomic Structure: Students know different objects are made of many different types of materials. E/S 221
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NV.P.2.B. Forces and Motion (Physical Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that position and motion of objects can be described.

P.2.B.1. Motion: Students know the position and motion of an object can be changed by pushing or pulling. E/S 9
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P.2.B.2. Motion: Students know things move in many different ways and at different speeds (e.g., straight line, zigzag, vibration, circular motion, fast/slow). E/S 17
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P.2.B.3. Forces: Students know magnets can be used to make some things move without being touched. E/S 11
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P.2.B.4. Forces: Students know things fall to the ground unless something holds them up. E/S 9
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NV.P.2.C. Energy (Physical Science Unifying Concept C): Students know heat, light, and sound can be produced.

P.2.C.1. Waves: Students know sound is produced by vibrating objects. I/L 589
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P.2.C.2. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know objects can be described as hot or cold relative to another object. I/L 47
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NV.L.2.A. Heredity (Life Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that offspring resemble their parents.

L.2.A.1. DNA: Students know animals and plants have offspring that are similar to their parents. E/S 194
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L.2.A.2. Predicting: Students know differences exist among individuals of the same kind of plant or animal. E/S 194
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NV.L.2.B. Structure of Life (Life Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that living things have identifiable characteristics.

L.2.B.1. Cells: Students know humans and other animals use their senses to know their world. E/S 243
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NV.L.2.C. Organisms and Their Environment (Life Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that living things live in different places.

L.2.C.1. Cycles: Students know plants and animals need certain resources for energy and growth. E/S 113
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L.2.C.2. Cycles: Students know a habitat includes food, water, shelter and space. E/S 48
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L.2.C.3. Ecosystems: Students know living things are found almost everywhere in the world. E/S 235
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NV.L.2.D. Diversity of Life (Life Science Unifying Concept D): Students understand that there are many kinds of living things on Earth.

L.2.D.1. Evolution: Students know plants and animals can be sorted by observable characteristics and behaviors. E/S 38
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L.2.D.2. Natural Selection: Students know some plants and animals are extinct. E/S 36
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NV.E.2.A. Atmospheric Processes and the Water Cycle (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that changes in weather often involve water changing from one state to another.

E.2.A.1. Sun's Energy: Students know the Sun is a source of heat and light. E/S 199
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E.2.A.2. Weather: Students know water on Earth can be a liquid (rain) or a solid (snow and ice), and can go back and forth from one form to the other. E/S 90
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E.2.A.3. Weather: Students know weather changes from day to day and seasonally. I/S 171
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E.2.A.4. Weather: Students know weather can be described by measurable quantities such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation. I/L 132
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NV.E.2.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand there are objects in the sky, which display patterns.

E.2.B.1. Components of the Universe: Students know objects in the sky display patterns in how they look, where they are located, and how they move. I/S 64
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E.2.B.2. Celestial Motion: Students know the Sun rises every day, and the Moon can rise during the day and/or the night. E/S 254
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E.2.B.3. Celestial Motion: Students know the Sun and Moon appear to move across the sky. I/L 254
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E.2.B.4. Celestial Motion: Students know the Moon appears to change shape over the course of a month. I/L 249
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NV.E.2.C. Earth's Composition and Structure (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that Earth materials include rocks, soils, and water.

E.2.C.1. Geologic Processes: Students know Earth is composed of different kinds of materials (e.g. rocks, soils, and water) E/S 46
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E.2.C.2. Earth's Composition and Resources: Students know rocks come in many sizes and shapes, with various textures and colors. E/S 24
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E.2.C.3. Earth's Composition and Resources: Students know soils have different colors or textures depending on their composition. E/S 24
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