The objective of teaching Science in grade-1 is to equip learners to form a sense of connection to the immediate environment and the natural world. The curriculum entails activities that allow learners to observe nature and develop predictions and observations, experimenting, and using scientific tools and problem-solving skills.
- The learner develops foundational knowledge about the environment through observation of the surroundings.
- The learner understands the functioning of living beings.
- The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for the environment.
- The learner promotes planting of trees for the betterment of humans.
- The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an interest in the maintenance of the environment in daily life.
- The learner identifies major kinds of animals and plants along with their habitats.
- The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for different elements of nature.
- The learner understands the contribution of various elements in maintaining a sound ecosystem.
- The learner conducts basic force and motion activities.
- The learner innovates various uses of light and sound for play.
- The learner develops a sense of responsibility, care, and respect for the environment.
- The learner develops an appreciation for social and ecological diversity.
Concept - The learner is able to:
- understand the environment through audio-visual aids and illustrations;
- classify between living things and non-living things.
Confidence - The learner is able to:
- explore nature using visual aids and illustrations;
- participate in activities such as nature walks.
Clarity - The learner is able to:
- classify between living things and non-living things;
- illustrate the basic needs and characteristics of all living things using multimedia.
Application - The learner is able to:
- contribute to maintaining cleanliness in one’s surroundings by participating in activities such as indulging in gardening activities with peers and family members;
- use basic scientific tools, such as a magnifying glass, a ruler, and a thermometer, to make observations.
Innovation - The learner is able to:
- explore the force acting in one’s immediate surroundings;
- brainstorm, with the class, possible solutions to a practical problem, and reach consensus on a solution to implement.
Compassion - The learner is able to:
- empathize with other living beings;
- understand the need and importance of a healthy environment.