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“Songbooks of Science” and the Next Generation Science Standards


K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions – Gravity

K-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

K-PS2-2. Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes – B-B-B-Bats, Bear Facts, Dig A Dinosaur, Frog on a Log, Munch,Munch,Munch, The Predator

K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

K-ESS2 Earth’s Systems – Bear Facts, Winter’s Gift

K-ESS2-2. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs. (Bear Facts – Bears move to den/no food, Winter’s Gift – Animals find or create burrows.)

K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity – B-B-B-Bats, Frog On A Log, Save a Tree For Me

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live. (B-B-B-Bats – Fruit bats live in tropical areas. Insectivore bats fly in night skies for insects. Frog On A Log – Gills help tadpole breathe underwater. Long legs help froglet to leap. Webbed feet help the frog swim in the pond.)

K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. (Save A Tree For Me – Illustrates how we can reduce the number of trees cut by reusing paper, and recycling cans and bottles.)

*PS – Physical Sciences
*LS – Life Sciences
*ESS – Earth and Space Sciences