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Grade-1 Science Course Outline

Grade-1 Science Course Outline

This course follows Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 1st grade science. The students a provided an overview of many different types and aspect of science, including scientific inquiry, biology, physical science, and geology. The students will practice using their five senses to make observations of the world around, the basis of science. The students learn the difference between living and nonliving things based off of their properties. Plants are discussed, including different types of plants, their parts, and how they develop. Next, the students learn about animals, what they eat, where they live, and how they are different from plants. The students study the functions of the organs in their body, including the brain, heart, lungs, skeleton, skin, and stomach. Students explore the Earth, from the inside out, and study how the Earth changes through weathering, erosion, and earthquakes. Students will learn why day and night occur, and will learn about constellations in the night sky. The students will learn about what is matter, how to describe its properties, and the three states of matter.

1- Course Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Course Description
  • Assessments
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest

2- The Five Senses

  • Vocabulary
  • Seeing and Hearing
  • Taste and Smell
  • Touching
  • Popcorn Senses
  • Handout: Popcorn Senses
  • Assignment: Popcorn Senses
  • Quiz: The Five Senses

3- Making Observations

  • Vocabulary
  • Introduction to Observation
  • Observation or Opinion?
  • Quiz: Observation or Opinion?
  • Words and Numbers
  • Take Notes
  • Quiz: Taking Notes
  • Observation Practice
  • Handout: What’s the Weather?
  • Assignment: What’s the Weather
  • Observation Practice 2
  • Worksheet: Observation Skills and the 5 senses
  • Tools for Observing
  • Tools for Observing 2
  • Tools for Observing 3
  • Observation Game
  • Magnify It!
  • Magnify It! Instructions
  • Handout: Magnify It! Lab
  • Assignment: Magnify It! Lab
  • Tools for Magnifying
  • Tools for Magnifying 2
  • Worksheet: Observation Overview

4- What is Alive?

  • Vocabulary
  • What is Alive?
  • Living
  • Handout: Living or Nonliving?
  • Assignment: Living or Nonliving?
  • Nonliving
  • Handout: Sorting Living or Nonliving
  • Assignment: Sorting Living and Nonliving
  • Activity
  • Handout: Is It Alive? Lab
  • Assignment: Is It Alive? Lab
  • Worksheet: Living or Nonliving

5- Plants

  • Vocabulary
  • Plant or Animal?
  • Plant or Animal 2
  • Big and Small Plants
  • Plants with Flowers
  • Plants with Fruit
  • What Do Plants Need to Live?
  • Where Do Plants Live?
  • Parts of a Plant
  • Parts of a Plant: Flower
  • Parts of a plant: Stem
  • Parts of a Plant: Leaves
  • Parts of a Plant: Roots
  • Parts of a Plant: Video
  • Parts of a Plant Activity
  • Handout: Parts of a Plant Activity
  • Assignment: Parts of a Plant
  • Worksheet: Parts of a Plant
  • Where Do Plants Come From?
  • Activity: When a Seed Grows Up
  • Handout: When a Seed Grows Up
  • Assignment: When a Seed Grows Up
  • Grow Your Own Plants
  • Handout: Cool Beans
  • Assignment: Cool Beans
  • Quiz: Plants Quiz

6- Animals

  • Vocabulary
  • What Do Animals Need to Live?
  • What Do Animals Eat?
  • Plant Eaters (Herbivores)
  • Meat Eaters (Carnivores)
  • Plant and Meat Eaters (Omnivores)
  • Quiz: Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore
  • Where Do Animals Live?
  • How Do Animals Move?
  • How Do Animals Cover Their Bodies?
  • Baby Animals and Their Parents
  • Worksheet: Animals
  • Plants and Animals
  • Quiz: Animals Quiz

7- Your Body

  • Vocabulary
  • The Brain
  • The Heart
  • The Lungs
  • The Skeleton
  • The Muscles
  • The Skin
  • The Stomach
  • The Intestines
  • Quiz: Parts of the Body
  • What Does Your Body Need?
  • Stay Healthy
  • Quiz: Stay Healthy
  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest

8- Earth

  • Key Vocabulary
  • Inside the Earth
  • Assignment: Inside the Earth
  • A Picture of Earth’s Plate Tectonics
  • Handout: Earth’s Plates
  • Assignment: Earth’s Plates
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Continents
  • Land
  • Water
  • Water Safety
  • Quiz: Water Safety
  • Earth Video
  • Weather on Earth
  • Seasons
  • Quiz: Looking at the Earth

9- The Changing Earth

  • Vocabulary
  • Fast Land Changes
  • Fast Land Changes Videos
  • Slow Land Changes: Weathering
  • Slow Land Changes: Erosion
  • Slow Land Changes Video
  • Assignment: Fast and Slow Earth Changes

10- Night and Day

  • Vocabulary
  • The Moon
  • The Changing Moon
  • Stars
  • Stars in Shapes
  • Quiz: Stars
  • Telescope
  • The Sun
  • Daytime
  • The Sun: Good and Bad
  • Animals in the Day and Night
  • Quiz: Night and Day

11- Matter

  • Vocabulary
  • What is Matter?
  • Properties of Matter
  • Object Properties
  • Handout: Bubble Activity
  • Assignment: Bubble Activity
  • Categories
  • Sink or Float?
  • Handout: Sink or Float Activity
  • Assignment: Sink or Float Activity
  • States of Matter
  • Solid
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • States of Matter Videos and Activities
  • Quiz: Matter

12- How Things Move

  • Vocabulary
  • Ways to Move
  • Quiz: How Things Move
  • Push and Pull
  • Handout: Make It Move!
  • Assignment: Make It Move!
  • Push and Pull Video
  • Gravity
  • Assignment: No Gravity Picture
  • Post-test
  • Assignment: Post-test

13- Course Evaluation

  • Handout: Course Evalulation
  • Assignment: Course Evaluation
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