Common Core Grade 1 ELA, Math, and Science Performance Practice: Collecting Data
Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations. First grade students should be able to:
• Record information (observations, thoughts, and ideas).
• Use and share pictures, drawings, and/or writings of observations.
• Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns and/or relationships in the natural and designed world(s)in order to answer scientific questions and solve problems.
• Compare predictions (based on prior experiences) to what occurred (observable events).
This series of activities include 3 activities that integrate math, science, and writing. Before the first activity is an introduction to data collection in a booklet form for students to use as a reference.
1. In the first activity, students listen to a story and collect data by recording the number of animals in the story. Then they organize the data by constructing a graph using pictures of the animals. Students analyze the graph and write about their results. The process is modeled by the teacher using a class graph and large animal pictures.
2. In the second activity, students use a survey and collect data by recording the responses of classmates. Then they organize the data by constructing a graph. Students analyze the graph and write about their results.
3. In the third activity, students collect and use a graph to organize a set of different colored squares. Then they analyze the graph and write about their results.
Included in this packet are teaching notes, teacher background, a read aloud adventure story call “The Bunny Hop”, Collecting Data poster, Collecting Data student booklet for reading and recording, student pages for math and science, survey questions, writing pages with vocabulary, vocabulary cards, and rubrics for scoring.
The lessons can be previewed at the website: Scienceandkidsactivities.com
The Common Core State Standards addressed are:
CCSS.Math-1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.