First Grade Science

General Information

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by DOE
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NASA eClips Short, relevant educational video segments
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Harcourt Activities Correlated by textbook chapter
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SOL Review Cards for Home Review cards for parents

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1.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which a) the senses are used to observe differences in physical properties; b) observations are made from multiple positions to achieve a variety of perspectives and are repeated to ensure accuracy; c) objects or events are classified and arranged according to characteristics or properties; d) simple tools are used to enhance observations; e) length, mass, volume, and temperature are measured using nonstandard units; f) inferences are made and conclusions are drawn about familiar objects and events; g) a question is developed from one or more observations; h) predictions are made based on patterns of observations; i) observations and data are recorded, analyzed, and communicated orally and with simple graphs, pictures, written statements, and numbers; and j) simple investigations and experiments are conducted to answer questions.

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Scientific Investigation Foldable Six flip foldable students can reuse at Science Circus as a reference of scientific investigation terms and the scientific method
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Motor Mouth 1.1 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Science Activities Need an experiment - try one of these activities and apply the scientific process
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Living vs. Nonliving Decide which things are living and nonliving
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Peep Research Using marshmellow peeps to investigate concepts
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Can You Place Me?

Drag items to their correct places in the picture

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1.2  The student will investigate and understand that moving objects exhibit different kinds of motion. Key concepts include a) objects may have straight, circular, and back-and-forth motions; b) objects may vibrate and produce sound; and c) pushes or pulls can change the movement of an object.

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Motion Key content and discussion material
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Motor Mouth 1.2 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Motion Sorting activity on straight motion, circular motion, and back and forth motion
Motion Sorting activity on straight motion, circular motion, and back and forth motion (Kidspiration)
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Forces and Movement Drag the handles to push the cars along the track
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Pushes and Pulls Push and pull the items along the track

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1.3 The student will investigate and understand how different common materials interact with water. Key concepts include a) some liquids will separate when mixed with water, but others will not; b) some solids will dissolve in water, but others will not; and c) some substances will dissolve more readily in hot water than in cold water.

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Solids and Liquids Heat and cool substances to see what happens

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The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to grow; b) basic parts of plants; and c) plants can be classified based on a variety of characteristics.

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Motor Mouth 1.4 & 1.5 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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All About Plants Essential knowledge
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Edible and Non-Edible Plants Sort the items
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Growing Plants Water the plants to make them grow
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Helping Plants Grow Well See how water and heat affects the growth of plants

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1.5 The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include a) basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat); b) animals, including humans, have many different physical characteristics; and c) animals can be classified according to a variety of characteristics.

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Motor Mouth 1.4 & 1.5 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Motor Mouth 1.5 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Animal Jeopardy Review animal habitats and characteristics
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Animal Sounds Name that animal
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Nocturnal Animals Animal adaptaion that helps animals
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Wild or Tame Sort the animals
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Animal Homes Choose the home for the animal
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Critter Craze Animal needs and groups
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Digger and the Gang at the Animal Park Matching babies, like animals, and food
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Animal Coverings Matching Game
Animals Multiple choice quiz
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Health and Growth Help Ben get the things he needs to grow healthy
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Macaulay Library Archive of animal sounds and video

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1.6 The student will investigate and understand the basic relationships between the sun and Earth. Key concepts include a) the sun is the source of energy and light that warms the land, air, and water; and b) the sun's relative position in the morning is east and in the late afternoon is west.

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Motor Mouth 1.6 & 1.7 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Earth, Sun and Moon Model of the Earth, sun, moon relationship
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As the Earth Turns Learn what causes day and night
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Sunrise, Sunset Learn about the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
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As the Earth Turns Join Audrey as she learns about our rotating Earth

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1.7 The student will investigate and understand weather and seasonal changes. Key concepts include a) changes in temperature, light, and precipitation affect plants and animals, including humans; b) there are relationships between daily and seasonal changes; and c) changes in temperature, light, and precipitation can be observed and recorded over time.

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Motor Mouth 1.6 & 1.7 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Motor Mouth 1.7 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Dress Lecky Dress Lecky appropriately for the weather outside
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Four Seasons PowerPoint for discussion on the four seasons
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Season Resources PowerPoint for discussion and resources
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Seasonal Change Menu Student menu activity to demonstrate understanding of seasons
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Eye on the Sky Enter weather observations

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1.8 The student will investigate and understand that natural resources are limited. Key concepts include a) identification of natural resources; b) factors that affect air and water quality; and c) recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption of natural resources.

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Earth Day Reduce, reuse, recycle discussion and song
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Motor Mouth 1.8 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Natural Resources Key content presentation with follow-up writing activity
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Natural Resources Identification and activity
Recycle Roundup Online recycling game
Where Does It Go? Recycling game
Natural Resources Interwrite interactive activity

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Review

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Worksheet Generator Free printable worksheets

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Hot Potatoes


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Interwrite Crickets
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Kidspiration

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QuizNet
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SMARTBoard

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Webquest

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