Social / Emotional
Approaches to Learning
Physical Health & Safety
Scientific Skills, Methods & Knowledge
The skills to observe and collect information and use it to ask questions, predict, explain, and draw conclusions.
Many skills are experienced-based and can be introduced simultaneously. Categories labeled
are in the developmentally appropriate sequential order to create a scope and sequence for skill mastery. It is suggested that skills be introduced in this order.
Guidelines Correlated with POCET
Displays Observation Skills.
The child demonstrates attention skills and makes appropriate comments when given science objects to observe. (Correlates with POCET
How are We Different/How are We the Same?
Collects, Describes and Records Information.
The child is able to collect and describe natural evidence and record the information in pictures. (Correlates with POCET
Where Did the Ice Go?
Recognizes Individual Body Parts.
The child can identify basic body parts. (Correlates with POCET
Hand and Toe Pictures
Understands the Functions of the 5 Senses.
The child can identify the five senses and can describe the use of each. (Correlates with POCET
Describe the Feeling
Shows Awareness of the Natural World and Living Things.
The child shows interest in the world of nature and appreciates living things on planet Earth. (Correlates with POCET
Animal Habitats Sorting
Recognizes Cause and Effect and Can Predict Outcomes.
The child can describe the changesthat occur when time or elements are introduced, such as "What happens when the color blue is mixed with yellow?" (Correlates with POCET
Primary to Secondary
NAEYC Accreditation Standards
Preschool Activity QuickSource® Guidelines appropriate for any preschool setting
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