The K–6 NGSS Alignment and Progression Guide shows the sequence of DCIs, CCCs, and SEPs that the students use across the program and how they spiral in complexity.
For example, Kindergarten Module 1 uses the three dimensions to explore the phenomenon of different plants and animals living in different place. Students investigate how living things get the things they to survive from their environments. That concept is also explored in greater depth in Grade 2 Module 4, where students use the dimensions with more sophistication to make sense of the phenomenon of the interdependence of living things in an environment. Later, in Grade 5 Module 2, students use the three dimensions to explore food webs and the phenomenon of energy and matter moving through an ecosystem. Finally, in Grade 6 Module 3, students use their growing mastery of the three dimensions to further expand their exploration of these concepts when investigating how the environment and genetics can affect living things.
Kindergarten Module 1 Performance Expectation Progressions table
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