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Using the State Curriculum: Science, Grade K




State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

  • Introduction for Standard or Indicator

Standard 4.0 Chemistry

Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the composition, structure, and interactions of matter in order to support the predictability of structure and energy transformations.


A. Structure of Matter


  • 1. Compare the observable properties of a variety of objects and the materials they are made of using evidence from investigations.
  1. Examine and describe various objects in terms of the materials, such as clay, cloth, paper, etc. from which they are made.
  2. Based on data, describe the observable properties, such as size, shape, color, and texture of a variety of objects.
  3. Identify and compare the properties of materials objects are made of and the properties of the objects.

January 2008