My name is Amber Baker. I am a senior at Wright State University in Ohio. I majoring in Elementary Education and wish to teach kindergarten-2nd grade.
Students need to start understanding science concepts as soon as kindergarten.
The Ohio State Standards for Science have these two standards for kindergarten under life science.
'K.LS.1: Living things have specific characteristics and traits.
K.LS.2: Living things have physical traits and behaviors, which influence their survival.'
this topic helps students distinguish between living and nonliving things. Some grade-appropriate characteristics include that living things grow, reproduce, require energy and respond to stimuli. Kindergarteners need to know this and they build on these concepts in later gardes.
I know Arkansas might be different than Ohio but no one is too young to learn science.