Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Grade 1


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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, free, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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