Friday, November 1, 2013

NGSS Kindergarten Weather Standard

I love watching my little engineers create!! I added the new Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) for Weather & Climate to my Kindergarten science curriculum  & my kids LOVED the Monster Shade Challenge! I made up a little story of monsters who love to play in the sun but get very hot. They need a shade structure & I left it up to my little 5 year olds to create such a structure that would block the sun & significantly reduce the temperature. Here are some of their awesome creations:

The new Kindergarten standards:

I am always amazed at how creative they are!! When we tested our structures in the sun, each made at least a 10 degree difference in temperature. This activity is a part of my Weather & Temperature packet which you can pick up here. Hope you had a great Halloween!!


  1. My Little Learners are mid way through a Weather unit right now but I haven't even thought of this activity. They will love it. Thanks for sharing. You must be thrilled with the outcomes. Trusting my Kindergarteners are just as creative.
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    1. I wasn't sure if my kinders would be up to the challenge but they proved me wrong! They were so enthusiastic & creative,learning on their own through trial and error - it was a great experience for all! Let me know if you try it with your kids Julie!

  2. I love your building ideas. I bet the kids do, too!

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  3. I love this idea for engineering!

  4. I am working in FOSS on air and weather. I love this idea for my second graders! We build our own weather station, but adding a STEM lesson isn't always easy. Thanks for sharing! I am working on a push and pull lesson for my kinders as they build. Can't wait to share, too.



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