Grade 1

 

Standard 1: The Processes of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science

 

PROPERTIES OF WATER

Description:

Students will explore water’s properties of cohesion, surface tension and capillary action.

 

Properties of Water Unit

water

Class Science Fair Projects

Description:

Three examples of class science fair projects that could be completed and submitted to the school science fair.

Class Science Fair Projects Unit

Science Fair

 

 

Standard 2: Earth and Space Science

 

SEED GERMINATION
PART 1

Description:

In a two part lesson, students set up different conditions of light, water, temperature, soil type, and presence of soil to test what seeds need to germinate. Plants grow for one month, and then students evaluate their results and present them to the class.

Seed Germination Part 1 Unit

Germination


 

Standard 3: Physical Science

 

Plant Parts We Eat

Description:

Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds will be explored by observing plant parts we eat.

Plant Parts We Eat Unit

pLANTS

Liquid Exploration

Description:

Students create classification schemes for a variety of liquids and observe how food coloring mixes in plain water, salt water and club soda.

Liquid Exploration Unit

lIQUID

SINK OR FLOAT

Description:

Explore the concept of sinking and floating using objects of the same size and different materials, as well as, same material but different sizes.

Sink or Float Unit

Sink or float

FORCES - PUSH AND PULL

Description:

All forces are either a push or pull and students investigate these forces through activities and pictures.  Students also learn direction of movement terms by using a bouncy ball.

Forces - Push and Pull Unit

push pull


 

Standard 4: Life Science

 

SEED AND SEED DISPERSAL

Description:

Students discover what is inside a lima bean seed and explore different seeds to identify how they are dispersed.

Seed and Seed Dispersal Unit

Bird

Plant Parts We Eat

Description:

Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds will be explored by observing plant parts we eat.


Plant Parts We Eat Unit

pLANTS

 

SEED GERMINATION
PART 1

Description:

In a two part lesson, students set up different conditions of light, water, temperature, soil type, and presence of soil to test what seeds need to germinate. Plants grow for one month, and then students evaluate their results and present them to the class.


Seed Germination Part 1 Unit

Germination

SEED GERMINATION
PART 2

Description:

Students measure plants, record data, evaluate their hypothesis, and draw conclusions from their seed germination experiments. Finally, they decide what the best conditions are to germinate seeds.

Seed Germination Part 2 Unit

germination