Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Grade 1


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Notes for Teachers

I hope you will find these links useful. I have tried to select resources that either directly address the benchmarks, or that work well for supporting them. If you use a different resource from my site when you cover a topic, please let me know, so I can add it to the list. Also, if you find that one of the resources that i suggested really does not work for the topic, let me know that too.

Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science.


  • SC.1.N.1.1 Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.
    What is Science? video, ClosedCaptions
    What is Science?: Natural video

  • SC.1.N.1.2 Using the five senses as tools, make careful observations, describe objects in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion, and compare their observations with others.
    White Balance video, checked
    When Sugar Isn't Sweet video
    Stable Image video, checked
    Selective Smelling video, checked

  • SC.1.N.1.3 Keep records as appropriate - such as pictorial and written records - of investigations conducted.

  • SC.1.N.1.4 Ask "how do you know?" in appropriate situations.

Big Idea 5: Earth in Space and Time


  • SC.1.E.5.1 Observe and discuss that there are more stars in the sky than anyone can easily count and that they are not scattered evenly in the sky.

  • SC.1.E.5.2 Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth's gravity pulls any object on or near Earth toward it even though nothing is touching the object.
    Water in a Glass, part 2 video, checked
    Water in a Glass, part 3 video, checked
    Water in a Glass, part 1 video, checked
    Planets and Pennies video, ClosedCaptions

  • SC.1.E.5.3 Investigate how magnifiers make things appear bigger and help people see things they could not see without them.

  • SC.1.E.5.4 Identify the beneficial and harmful properties of the Sun.

Big Idea 6: Earth Structures


  • SC.1.E.6.1 Recognize that water, rocks, soil, and living organisms are found on Earth's surface.

  • SC.1.E.6.2 Describe the need for water and how to be safe around water.

  • SC.1.E.6.3 Recognize that some things in the world around us happen fast and some happen slowly.

Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter

Big Idea 12: Motion of Objects


  • SC.1.P.12.1 Demonstrate and describe the various ways that objects can move, such as in a straight line, zigzag, back-and-forth, round-and-round, fast, and slow.

Big Idea 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms


  • SC.1.L.14.1 Make observations of living things and their environment using the five senses.
    When Sugar Isn't Sweet video
    Stable Image video, checked
    Selective Smelling video, checked

  • SC.1.L.14.2 Identify the major parts of plants, including stem, roots, leaves, and flowers.
    Pumpkin Guts video, free, ClosedCaptions, checked
    Seed Search video, ClosedCaptions, checked
    Orange Slices video, ClosedCaptions
    Flowers video, ClosedCaptions

  • SC.1.L.14.3 Differentiate between living and nonliving things.

Big Idea 16: Heredity and Reproduction


  • SC.1.L.16.1 Make observations that plants and animals closely resemble their parents, but variations exist among individuals within a population.

Big Idea 17: Interdependence


  • SC.1.L.17.1 Through observation, recognize that all plants and animals, including humans, need the basic necessities of air, water, food, and space.
    Primary Consumers video, ClosedCaptions, Updated, checked

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