In this kindergarten science, unit students will learn about how humans can do things to change the Earth and what they can do to take care of the Earth. Students will learn about recycling, carpooling, conserving water and energy. Aligned with NGSS K-ESS3-3 and Utah SEEd K.2.4
NGSS 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.*
Utah SEEd standard K.2.4 Design and communicate a solution to address the effects that living things (plants and animals, including humans) experience while trying to survive in their surroundings. Define the problem by asking questions and gathering information, convey designs through sketches, drawings, or physical models, and compare designs. Emphasize students working from a plant, animal, or human perspective. Examples could include a plant growing to get more sunlight, a beaver building a dam, or humans caring for the Earth by reusing and recycling natural resources. (ESS3.C, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C)
This resource includes a little book for emergent readers, slide shows, puzzles, sorting cards for science centers, and age-appropriate worksheets.