FirstieScience First Grade Science Curriculum

FirstieScience First Grade Science Curriculum
FirstieScience First Grade Science Curriculum
FirstieScience First Grade Science Curriculum
FirstieScience First Grade Science Curriculum
FirstieScience First Grade Science Curriculum
FirstieScience First Grade Science Curriculum
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FirstieScience Curriculum

FirstieScience Curriculum is an engaging science curriculum with young learners in mind! FirstieScience is standards-based and encourages young learners to think “outside the box” and prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences.

What Units Are Included in FirstieScience

FirstieScience is based upon five units; Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Space and Simple Machines, and Five Senses. Each is broken down to 5-7 lessons and each lesson can take from 1-2 days to complete. Each unit covers at least two weeks of instruction. Each lesson has the standards covered, materials list, lesson vocabulary, detailed activity lesson plans, and all necessary student follow-up practice sheets.


FirstieScience encourages a daily routine, but please know that as the teacher you can adjust the lessons and make them best work for your daily schedule and time allotment. Each lesson the students will partake in a quick lesson opener, skill lesson, science journal entry, and each day the students will take part in an experiment or experiment follow-up. Please note that all student follow-up practice sheets can be shrunk and placed into a student science journal. FirstieScience has a daily science journal task. This is highly recommended and if students are unable to write their entry, they may color a matching picture to show their understanding.

Unit One: Life Science INCLUDED
Unit Two: Earth Science INCLUDED
Unit Three: Physical Science INCLUDED
Unit Four: Space and Simple Machines INCLUDED
Unit Five: Five Senses INCLUDED

What Lessons Are Included?

Unit 1: Life Science

Lesson 1: Living and Nonliving
Lesson 2: Parts of a Plant
Lesson 3: Plant Life Cycle
Lesson 4: Needs of a Plant
Lesson 5: Plants and Water
Lesson 6: Comparing Plants and Animals
Lesson 7: Animal Needs
Lesson 8: Animal Habitats
Lesson 9: Arctic Habitat
Lesson 10: Animals Grow and Change

Unit 2: Earth Science

Lesson 1: Natural and Man-made Resources
Lesson 2: Uses of Land
Lesson 3: Water Cycle
Lesson 4: Water Cycle Contd.
Lesson 5: Caring for Earth
Lesson 6: Summer
Lesson 7: Fall
Lesson 8: Winter
Lesson 9: Spring
Lesson 10: Storms

Unit 3: Physical Science

Lesson 1: Types of Matter
Lesson 2: Solids
Lesson 3: Liquids
Lesson 4: Gases
Lesson 5: Water and Matter
Lesson 6: Sun
Lesson 7: Sun's Light
Lesson 8: Sun's Heat
Lesson 9: Shadows
Lesson 10: Protect from Sun

Unit 4: Space & Simple Machines

Lesson 1: Moon
Lesson 2: Moon Craters
Lesson 3: Moon Phases
Lesson 4: Daytime
Lesson 5: Daytime/Nighttime
Lesson 6: Levers
Lesson 7: Pulleys
Lesson 8: Inclined Planes
Lesson 9: Wheels
Lesson 10: Simple Machines

Unit 5: Five Senses and Forces

Lesson 1: Sense of Touch
Lesson 2: Sense of Sight
Lesson 3: Sense of Smell
Lesson 4: Sense of Hearing
Lesson 5: Sense of Taste
Lesson 6: Pushes and Pulls
Lesson 7: Forces
Lesson 8: Pushes vs. Pulls
Lesson 9: Magnets
Lesson 10: Magnets Contd.

What About Standards?

The units are based upon commonly used state science standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards! Below are the NGSS standards!

Unit 1: 1-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
Unit 2: 1-ESS1-2. Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.
Unit 3: 1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. 1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
Unit 4: 1-PS4-2. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
Unit 5: K-2-ETS1-1. 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.

* * Be sure to view the preview for a look at the lesson plan set up!

I already own FirstieStem...do I need this?

Well, of course that is totally up to you! In my FirstieCurriculum map I have mapped out a combination use of FirstieScience, FirstieStem, and FirstieHealth *COMING SOON* for the school year! You can check out the FirstieCurriculum map HERE!

What is the difference between KinderScience and FirstieScience?

Kinder and Firstie science units are similar in the topics and skills that are covered. The first grade version includes "firstie branded" worksheets and daily science journal entry! If you own KinderScience you can email me for this version!

If you have any questions at all about this packet please email me at littlemindsatworkllc@gmail.com

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