K-8 Grade Levels

Grade 01


glossary icon1st Grade Science
"I can ... statements"

1st grade imageIn first grade, students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and designing solutions, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Students are expected to use these practices to demonstrate understanding of the core ideas.


[PS4] Wave Properties

    • SCI-01.PS4.01  Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that sound can make materials vibrate and that vibrating materials can make sound.
    • SCI-01.PS4.02  Construct an evidence-based account, through observation, that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
    • SCI-01.PS4.03  Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
    • SCI-01.PS4.04  Design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.



[LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    • SCI-01.LS1.01  Construct an evidence-based argument with the use of a drawing or a model that illustrates how structures of plants or animals help them survive in their habitat
    • SCI-01.LS1.02  Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.



[LS3] Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

    • SCI-01.LS3.01  Construct an evidence-based account, through observation, that young plants and animals are alike, but not exactly like, their parents.



[ESS1] Earth's Place in the Universe

    • SCI-01.ESS1.01  Describe patterns that can be predicted through observations of the sun, moon, and stars.
    • SCI-01.ESS1.02  Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.



[ETS1] Grade K-2 Engineering Design

    • SCI-K2.ETS1.01 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
    • SCI-K2.ETS1.02 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
    • SCI-K2.ETS1.03 Analyze data from tests of two objects desi gned to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.