Science - 1st Grade
Earth and Space Science. Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space Science through the study of earth materials, celestial movement, and weather.
Investigate the natural world including rock, soil and water.
Supplemental Materials (pdf)
1st Grade - Act. 19: Will it Float?
After dropping a number of items into water, students will discuss why some things float and others sink.
1st Grade - Act. 20: Changing Matter
Students will investigate the concept of water changing states.
1st Grade - Act. 24: Interactive Writing
Using the interactive writing procedure, students will write about vehicles that float.
A Fish in Water
A classroom goldfish teaches responsible pet care and helps students understand how animal need clean water to live.
The relative weight of water, in different types of containers, is explored.
I am a Scientist
Students learn about the scientific method while using the skills of predicting, experimenting, communicating, writing, and inferring.
Just Look All Around You
Students will recognize the different types of soil and understand that
through erosion from rocks is where we get soil. Students will have an understanding of
rocks by observation and
exploration and list at least five things that we use rocks and soil for.
(Second indicator has been explored before, and there are many great ideas on water in
Chapter Seven the
2008 Core Academy, and Chapter Eight from 2006.)
The Mystery of the Sponge
Students observe that water has weight and that weight decreases as water evaporates. The changes that occur as a sponge dries on a yardstick balance illustrates this concept.
Students observe water changing states from a solid to a liquid to a gas.
Water is Special
Anticipation guides are used in this investigation of water and interactions with water.
Water, Water Everywhere
Murals are used to represent the various ways we rely on water.
Water: Float and Sink
Students will investigate objects that float and sink in water and describe what they discover by making representations of their findings.
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