School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Science, Grade PK




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. Use evidence from investigations to describe the observable properties of a variety of objects.
  1. Examine and describe a variety of familiar objects in terms of the materials from which they are made (clay, cloth, paper, etc).
  2. Based on data gathered, describe the observable properties of familiar objects (size, shape, color, and texture).

January 2008