Science TEKS – Grade K
Teacher Resources TEKS for Science, Grade Kindergarten
112.11. Science, Kindergarten
(5) Matter and Energy
(A) Properties of Objects
(B) Change in Materials
(6) Force, Motion, and Energy
(A) Explore Energy Forms with The 5 Human Senses
(B) Interactions Between Various Metals
(C) Observe/Describe Object Locations
(D) Observe/Describe Object Movement
(7) Earth and Space: Earth Materials
(A) Compare Various Rock Features
(B) Properties of Natural Water Sources
(C) Usefulness of Rock, Soil, and Water
(8) Earth and Space: Natural Patterns
(A) Daily/Seasonal Weather
(B) Identify Repetitive Patterns (Ex. Day/Night)
(C) Describe/Illustrate Objects in the Sky
(9) Organisms and Environments: Basic Needs for Survival
(A) Differentiate Between Living/Nonliving Beings
(B) Basic Needs of Organisms (Animals/Plants)
(10) Organisms and Environments: Survival Structure and Processes
(A) Grouping Plants/Animals by Physical Traits
(B) Identify Physical Traits of Plants/Animals
(C) Young Plant and Parent Plant Resemblance
(D) Plant Life Cycle
(5) Matter and Energy.
The student knows that objects have properties and patterns. The student is expected to:
(A) Observe and record properties of objects, including relative size and mass, such as bigger or smaller and heavier or lighter, shape, color, and texture; and
(B) Observe, record, and discuss how materials can be changed by heating or cooling.
(6) Force, Motion, and Energy
The student knows that energy, force, and motion are related and are a part of their everyday life. The student is expected to:
(A) Use the five senses to explore different forms of energy such as light, heat, and sound;
(B) explore interactions between magnets and various materials;
(C) Observe and describe the location of an object in relation to another such as above, below, behind, in front of, and besides; and
(D) Observe and describe the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zigzag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.
The student knows that the natural world includes earth materials. The student is expected to:
(A) observe, describe, compare, and sort rocks by size, shape, color, and texture;
(B) observe and describe physical properties of natural sources of water, including color and clarity; and
(C) give examples of ways rocks, soil, and water are useful.
The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky. The student is expected to:
(A) observe and describe weather changes from day to day and over seasons;
(B) identify events that have repeating patterns, including seasons of the year and day and night; and
(C) observe, describe, and illustrate objects in the sky such as the clouds, Moon, and stars, including the Sun.
The student knows that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between living and nonliving things based on whether they have basic needs and produce offspring; and
(B) examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.
(10) Organisms and environments: Survival Structure and Processes
The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive in their environments. The student is expected to:
(A) sort plants and animals into groups based on physical characteristics such as color, size, body covering, or leaf shape;
(B) identify parts of plants such as roots, stem, and leaves and parts of animals such as head, eyes, and limbs;
(C) identify ways that young plants resemble the parent plant; and
(D) observe changes that are part of a simple life cycle of a plant: seed, seedling, plant, flower, and fruit.