Science and the World We Live In

First Grade Science

Tennessee BluePrint for Learning with Internet Links 

                    LIFE SCIENCE STANDARDS

 

                    Cell Structure and Function

 

                    The student will investigate the structure and function of plant and animal cells.

 


 

Key

Reporting

Category

 

I

 

Use magnifiers to observe smaller parts of larger objects.

D

 

Observe and describe what happens when an object loses a part.

Exploring parts of a whole

 Interactions Between Living Things and Their Environment

The student will investigate how living things interact with one another and with nonliving elements of their environment.

 

D

 

Use the senses to explore the environment.

Senses and the environment

Senses lesson

I

 

Collect information about organisms that occupy specific environments.

I

 

Provide examples of pollutants in a specific environment.

 

                Food Production and Energy for Life

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

 

I

 

Recognize the basic needs of living things (e.g., food, water, sunlight, and air).

 

Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

 

The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment.

I

 

Observe and note differences among plants and animals of the same kind.

D

 

Recognize the environment in which an organism is typically found.

“Who belongs here?” Fun and lessons

 Earth and Its Place in the Universe

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

D

 

Distinguish between objects that appear in the day and nighttime sky.

“Sky is the limit.” More ideas and lessons for this objective

I

 

Recognize that the moon is the closest object in the sky.

I

 

Recognize that there are tools for observing objects in the day and nighttime sky.

D

 

Observe and illustrate the position of the sun at different times of the day.

“BBC’s site”  your everything site.

“Nighty-night” online lesson demonstrating why night occurs

I

 

Recognize that shadows change length and position during the course of a day.


 

Atmospheric Cycles

 

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.

D

 

Recognize that weather conditions are constantly changing.

“Weather to be or not to be?” myriad of internet resources

I

 

Describe weather patterns associated with the seasons.

D

 

Associate temperature, precipitation, and wind conditions with various types of weather.

“Better than the Weather Channel!” myriad of internet resources

I

 

Identify the appropriate tool for measuring temperature, precipitation, and wind speed/direction.

 

Earth Features

 

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

I

 

Distinguish between land and water environments.

Earth Resources

 

The student will investigate the properties, uses, and conservation of earth’s resources.

D

 

Use observable properties to distinguish among a variety of earth materials.

“Do you see what I see?” a world of online lessons and etc.

D

 

Identify ways that earth resources benefit man.

“Do you see what I see? Again!”

                    

PHYSICAL SCIENCE STANDARDS

 

Forces and Motion

 

The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

 

D

 

Observe and describe how the movement of an object can be changed (e.g., push/pull, fast/slow).

“Here we go!” site of 50 or more lessons/ideas

“Looking for more …?”  (yet another site)

I

 

Recognize objects that are balanced.

“Here we go, again!”  

 

Structure and Properties of Matter

 

The student will investigate the characteristic properties of matter.

D

 

Compare objects according to weight, length, and size.

“What a show!”  another “everything” site.

I

 

Distinguish between solids and liquids.

“Ice, ice, baby.” Cool things to do in class.

 

 Interactions of Matter

 

                    The student will investigate the interactions of matter.

I

 

Observe and describe changes that can occur when two materials interact.

 


Energy

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

D

 

Describe the effect of the sun’s energy on different materials.

“BBC rides.”

D

 

Classify sounds according to their basic characteristics (e.g., loud/soft, natural/man/made).

“BBC rides, again!”

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