The McRuffy Press Kindergarten Science Curriculum with Lab Kit Package includes:
- Teacher’s Manual
- Resource Pack
- Lab Kit
Kindergarten Science Samples (Teacher's Manual, Workbook, Resource Pack)
The McRuffy Science series teaches life science, earth science, physical science, and scientific inquiry in an engaging approach that is very activity oriented. Students think and learn like a scientist through the many hands-on activities and demonstrations. Students experience science and learn to be a scientist. The kindergarten level is not dependent on reading skills.
The program is designed to teach science for a full year per grade level. Two lessons a week are taught for 33 weeks. Other daily activities are also suggested such as weather monitoring.
The McRuffy Kindergarten Science Curriculum is a complete science program that allows students to discover science in the world around them with engaging activities, lessons, and materials that are aligned with national science standards and several state standards. The curriculum contains 66 lessons that can be taught two lessons a week for 33 weeks or more often in one semester.
The McRuffy Kindergarten Science concepts include:
- Animals and their environments
- Measuring length, volume, and weight (beginning skills
- Plant parts and growth
- The Five Senses
- Simple Systems
- Mirrors and Reflections
- Color Composition
- And more - see the scope & sequence in the pdf samples
The Kindergarten Science Teacher's Manual will guide you through thoughtful discussions about life science, physical science, earth science, and scientific inquiry. The manual will show you how to use the materials in the K Science curriculum to the greatest advantage of your learners. Using a format consistent with other McRuffy curricula you'll know what to teach and what materials you'll need for teaching with the Objectives and Materials sections. The Teaching section provides some lesson scripting, directions, and illustrations of materials used. Evaluation standards are provided at the end of units. Coil bound to fold flat.
The McRuffy Kindergarten Science Workbook is not a textbook, but an interactive teaching tool. Workbook activities connect to science experiments, provide a response form to teacher questions, start discussions, organize manipulative activities, and include cut and paste answers.
The simple, colorful format is friendly to young students. Coil bound to fold flat.
The Resource Pack is a collection of unbound material including card activities, photo cards, posters, games boards, and more.
Photo cards in the Resource Pack are used to direct discussion and teach classification. Weather Charts help students record daily weather observations. Students combine primary colors to form secondary colors on the color wheel. A game reviews the life cycle of frogs and butterflies.
The Lab Kit is non-consumable and the same kit is reused in the 1 st Grade curriculum. Upgrade kits are available beyond 1 st grade. The kit includes:
- Magnet collection: magnet wand, 2 small bar magnets, and 3 ring magnets
- Safety Mirror
- 20 Piece Pattern Block Set
- 3 Alligator Clip Wires
- Ping Pong Ball and Wooden Ball
- Wire Rimmed Color Chips
- Bulb Holder and Bulb
- Wooden Ring Magnet Stand
- Miscellaneous Pieces
Other common items are used in the curriculum, but not included in the lab kit in order to keep the cost to a minimum.