The performance expectations in first grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: “What happens when materials vibrate?” Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and vibrating materials. Cause and effect is the crosscutting concept for this disciplinary core idea. Students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in planning and carrying out investigations and constructing explanations to demonstrate understanding of the disciplinary core idea.
Teacher background, teaching notes, Science Notes, students recording pages, sample student work and a rubric for scoring is included in this packet.
A movie titled Sound Vibrations, by Sheryl Mercier, that goes with this lesson is available for free on TPT
It is at a higher resolution on YouTube :
This assessment is intended for use after a unit about sound has been taught.
1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate. [Clarification Statement: 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.]
Common Core State Standards
W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.