Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}

Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Light and Sound}
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(67 MB|Unit Plan, PowerPoint & 8 books)
Standards
NGSS1-PS4-1
NGSS1-PS4-3
NGSS1-PS4-2
NGSS1-PS4-4
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
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  1. Little SCIENCE Thinkers is a complete curriculum specifically for First Grade.  It's everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your students.  It is cross-referenced with and written using the main topics of state First Grade Science Standards and many NGSS. This full year-long c
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Little 1st Grade SCIENCE Thinkers is a complete science curriculum specifically for first grade.  It's everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your students.  It incorporates both the NGSS standards as well as many state standards for 1st grade science. This curriculum was completely researched, designed, and created by Karen Jones.

UNIT 1: LIGHT AND SOUND teaches your little learners all becoming a scientist, matter, light, and sound. It's a perfect introduction to science in the beginning of the school year and includes many hands-on science experiences for your class. It includes lessons on these topics:

Making observations

Science Tools and Safety

The Scientific Method

Matter

Properties of Matter

Sound and Vibrations

Light

Communicating with Light and Sound

--------------------WHAT'S INCLUDED?---------------------

COMPONENTS OF THE UNIT:

-A complete Teacher Guide

-8 printable/projectable Books for Read-Alouds

-Step-by-step, Scripted Lesson Plans (Twelve, 30-minute lesson plans in all)

-Essential Question and Learning Target Posters

-Anchor Charts

-Hands-on Investigations and an Experiment

-Science Stations

-Whole group Activities

-Vocabulary Cards

-Student Workbook

-Quick Checks

-Assessment and Rubric for scoring

-Parent Letter

-A COMPLETE unit PowerPoint to guide your teaching during each and every lesson (all books, targets, activity and workbook pages are included in the PowerPoint to help you save paper)

**PLEASE NOTE** This unit contains many hands-on investigations. In order to teach the lessons you will need various typical classroom supplies as well as the following materials: mini-flashlights, marbles, small containers of bubbles, a submersible thermometer, measuring cups and spoons, and a pan balance.

OUTLINE OF UNIT 1:

Lesson 1: SCIENTISTS OBSERVE

Lesson 2: SCIENCE TOOLS AND SAFETY

Lesson 3: THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Lesson 4: STATES OF MATTER

Lesson 5: PROPERTIES OF MATTER

Lesson 6: SOUND AND VIBRATIONS

Lesson 7: LIGHT

Lesson 8: USING LIGHT AND SOUND TO COMMUNICATE

Lesson 9: COMMUNICATING USING LIGHT OR SOUND INVESTIGATION

Lesson 10: HANDS-ON SCIENCE STATIONS (2 DAYS)

Lesson 11: REVIEW

Lesson 12: UNIT ASSESSMENT

*Please download the preview to see all that is included, including samples of everything!*

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OTHER LITTLE 1ST GRADE SCIENCE THINKERS UNITS:

UNIT 1: Light and Sound

UNIT 2: Space

UNIT 3: Earth Science

UNIT 4: Survival of Living Things

UNIT 5: Weather

Please note: A full curriculum bundle is also available.

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LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal, or district interested in transferable licenses to accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact me for a quote at karen@mrsjonessclass.com .

--------------------------RELATED UNITS--------------------------------

KINDERGARTEN Little Science Thinkers Curriculum

FIRST GRADE Little Social Studies Thinkers Curriculum

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NGSS1-PS4-1
Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate. Examples of vibrating materials that make sound could include tuning forks and plucking a stretched string. Examples of how sound can make matter vibrate could include holding a piece of paper near a speaker making sound and holding an object near a vibrating tuning fork.
NGSS1-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. Examples of materials could include those that are transparent (such as clear plastic), translucent (such as wax paper), opaque (such as cardboard), and reflective (such as a mirror). Assessment does not include the speed of light.
NGSS1-PS4-2
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated. Examples of observations could include those made in a completely dark room, a pinhole box, and a video of a cave explorer with a flashlight. Illumination could be from an external light source or by an object giving off its own light.
NGSS1-PS4-4
Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Examples of devices could include a light source to send signals, paper cup and string "telephones," and a pattern of drum beats. Assessment does not include technological details for how communication devices work.
NGSSK-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.
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Unit Plan, PowerPoint & 8 books
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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