Next Generation Science Standards, First Grade

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1-PS4 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer


1-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes


  • 1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
    Seed Search video, ClosedCaptions

  • 1-LS1-2 Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

1-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits


1-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe


  • 1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
    Global Science video, free, ClosedCaptions
    Why is a Full Moon So Bright? text page, free

  • 1-ESS1-2 Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.
    Global Science video, free, ClosedCaptions

K-2-ETS1 Engineering Design


  • K-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.

  • K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
    Going Through a Card video, ClosedCaptions
    Paper Petals video, free, ClosedCaptions

  • K-2-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

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