Masters Thesis

An experiential kindergarten science curriculum engaging students in the scientific inquiry process

In order to develop curiosity about the world around them, children need to be frequently and actively involved in exploring the environment when learning science. This kindergarten science curriculum incorporates experiential opportunities in a science curriculum based on insect metamorphosis and engages students in the scientific inquiry process. The curriculum is a six-week unit and explores the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The main focus is science; however mathematics, language arts, and the fine arts are also incorporated. The curriculum is aligned to both state and national standards and consists of experientially based lessons.