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Course: BPSS (SCI) Science Standards (S-SCI)
Glossary: 1st Grade Science

SCI-01.ESS1

BPSS-SCI logo DCI Earth and Space Science ESS1

Earth's Place in the Universe

Performance Expectations

The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as:

  • What happens when materials vibrate?
  • What happens when there is no light?
  • What are some ways plants and animals meet their needs so that they can survive and grow?
  • How are parents and their children similar and different?
  • What objects are in the sky and how do they seem to move?”

Students are expected to develop understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials as well as between the availability of light and ability to see objects. The idea that light travels from place to place can be understood by students at this level through determining the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
Students are also expected to develop understanding of how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs as well as how behaviors of parents and offspring help the offspring survive. The understanding is developed that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly the same as, their parents. Students are able to observe, describe, and predict some patterns of the movement of objects in the sky.

Calculation Method for DCI

Disciplinary Core Ideas are larger groups of related Performance Expectations. So the Disciplinary Core Idea Grade is a calculation of all the related Performance Expectations. So click on the Performance Expectation name below each Disciplinary Core Idea to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each Disciplinary Core Idea's related Performance Expectations.

SCI-01.ESS1.02

Earth Space Science Logo1st Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[ESS1] Earth's Place in the Universe

SCI-01.ESS1.02 Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on relative comparisons of the amount of daylight in the winter to the amount in the spring or fall.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System -Seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset can be observed, described, and predicted.


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SCI-01.LS1

BPSS-SCI logo DCI Life Science LS1

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Performance Expectations

The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as:

  • What happens when materials vibrate?
  • What happens when there is no light?
  • What are some ways plants and animals meet their needs so that they can survive and grow?
  • How are parents and their children similar and different?
  • What objects are in the sky and how do they seem to move?”

Students are expected to develop understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials as well as between the availability of light and ability to see objects. The idea that light travels from place to place can be understood by students at this level through determining the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
Students are also expected to develop understanding of how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs as well as how behaviors of parents and offspring help the offspring survive. The understanding is developed that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly the same as, their parents. Students are able to observe, describe, and predict some patterns of the movement of objects in the sky.

Calculation Method for DCI

Disciplinary Core Ideas are larger groups of related Performance Expectations. So the Disciplinary Core Idea Grade is a calculation of all the related Performance Expectations. So click on the Performance Expectation name below each Disciplinary Core Idea to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each Disciplinary Core Idea's related Performance Expectations.

SCI-01.LS1.01

Life Science Logo1st Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[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.

Clarification Statement: Examples could include a turtle shell protects its body and an acorn shell protects its seed.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function -All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow.
LS1.D: Information Processing -Animals have body parts that capture and convey different kinds of information needed for growth and survival. Animals respond to these inputs with behaviors that help them survive. Plants also respond to some external inputs


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SCI-01.LS3

BPSS-SCI logo DCI Life Science LS3

Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Performance Expectations

The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as:

  • What happens when materials vibrate?
  • What happens when there is no light?
  • What are some ways plants and animals meet their needs so that they can survive and grow?
  • How are parents and their children similar and different?
  • What objects are in the sky and how do they seem to move?”

Students are expected to develop understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials as well as between the availability of light and ability to see objects. The idea that light travels from place to place can be understood by students at this level through determining the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
Students are also expected to develop understanding of how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs as well as how behaviors of parents and offspring help the offspring survive. The understanding is developed that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly the same as, their parents. Students are able to observe, describe, and predict some patterns of the movement of objects in the sky.

Calculation Method for DCI

Disciplinary Core Ideas are larger groups of related Performance Expectations. So the Disciplinary Core Idea Grade is a calculation of all the related Performance Expectations. So click on the Performance Expectation name below each Disciplinary Core Idea to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each Disciplinary Core Idea's related Performance Expectations.

SCI-01.LS3.01

Life Science Logo1st Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[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.

Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits -Young animals are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. Plants also are very much, but not exactly, like their parents.
LS3.B: Variation of Traits -Individuals of the same kind of plant or animal are recognizable as similar but can also vary in many ways.


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SCI-01.PS4

BPSS-SCI logo DCI Physical Science PS4

Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Performance Expectations

The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as:

  • What happens when materials vibrate?
  • What happens when there is no light?
  • What are some ways plants and animals meet their needs so that they can survive and grow?
  • How are parents and their children similar and different?
  • What objects are in the sky and how do they seem to move?”

Students are expected to develop understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials as well as between the availability of light and ability to see objects. The idea that light travels from place to place can be understood by students at this level through determining the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
Students are also expected to develop understanding of how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs as well as how behaviors of parents and offspring help the offspring survive. The understanding is developed that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly the same as, their parents. Students are able to observe, describe, and predict some patterns of the movement of objects in the sky.

Calculation Method for DCI

Disciplinary Core Ideas are larger groups of related Performance Expectations. So the Disciplinary Core Idea Grade is a calculation of all the related Performance Expectations. So click on the Performance Expectation name below each Disciplinary Core Idea to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each Disciplinary Core Idea's related Performance Expectations.

SCI-01.PS4.04

Physical Science Logo1st Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[PS4] Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

SCI-01.PS4.04 Design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.

Clarification Statement: Examples of devices could include a light source to send signals, paper cup and string "telephones," and a pattern of drum beats.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation -People also use a variety of devices to communicate (send and receive information) over long distances.


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