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FirstieScience® First Grade Science Curriculum | Homeschool Compatible |

Tara West
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This packet is designed for the first grade classroom and easily adapted to fit a guardian-led homeschool setting! If inquiring about this bundle for a homeschool setting, feel free to email me directly with any questions at tara@littlemindsatwork.org!

® 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.

* FirstieScience units include differentiated assessments + assessment trackers *

Unit One: Life Science

Unit Two: Earth Science

Unit Three: Physical Science

Unit Four: Space and Simple Machines

Unit Five: Five Senses

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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