Grade 1


Science Grade One is a foundational course with concepts across many types of sciences including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Through exploring, making and comparing observations, describing, modeling, and demonstrating, students will learn about force and motion, space, Earth, changes to Earth’s surface, gravity, basic needs of living things, plants, water, parents and offspring, and living and nonliving things.

Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Different ways objects move
  • Pushes and pulls change the position of objects
  • Force is needed to move objects in different ways
  • Changing the motion of objects
  • Objects in the day sky and night sky
  • Size of an object seems to change based on how far or close it is
  • Comparing size of stars to the sun
  • Amount and size of stars
  • Magnifiers as tools
  • Parts of a plant
  • All living things need air, water, food, and space
  • Ways people use water
  • Water safety
  • Plants and animals have offspring
  • Sorting objects by color, shape, texture, size, weight, temperature
  • Objects sink or float
  • Characteristics of living, nonliving, and once-living things
  • Asking questions
  • Investigating questions
  • Solving problems
  • Making observations
  • Recording observations
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