This video course is intended for:
- First grade students
- May be used for advanced Kindergarten students
- May be used to supplement Second Grade Science curriculum.
There are no student prerequisites for the course.
Why? What? How? When? Where? The world arounds us begs to be discovered as we ask these questions over and over again. Science is the art of asking questions and using tools, observation and reflection to find answers ... or ask more questions.
This course is designed to introduce your first grader to the adventure of science learning, questioning and observation. Not only will your student be encouraged to ask questions, but he/she will also learn how to ask thoughtful questions and persist through finding answers. Sometimes your student will learn that there are no answers ... only more questions.
In this course you will find directions for Thinking Journal pages. Resources for taking notes, worksheets and supplemental resources for students who need extra practice or extensions.
This first grade science course exceeds the requirements of Common Core State Standards, and is intended to extend your first graders scientific knowledge beyond the grade level to build a solid foundation of scientific process and background knowledge. Additionally, every section in this course comes with a short introduction and a final wrap up and review video in order to give an initial overview and a final conclusion. This is a FULL Year's First Grade Science Course!
This course includes: 27 Sections comprised of 80 lessons.
• 27 Introduction videos and section songs
• 27 VIDEO-LESSONS
• 27 activity review videos
• 24 digital quizzes (auto-corrected by the system) with answer keys
• Key vocabulary flashcards for every section
• Over 300 Thinking Journal practice, writing and exploration worksheets
• 27 student assessments and answer keys
• 27 student certificates of completion
• 2 extension sections for additional practice as well as academic reading and writing
• Science career exploration extension
Upon course completions student will be able to demonstrate that they have met and/or exeeded the standards set forth by the Common Core Standards as provided in the "I Can... " statements provided below.
Section layout and I can statement / outcomes:
Section 1- Curriculum Overview and Resources needed. - Objective: "I can be prepared for Science class."
Section 2- Scientific method - Objective: "I can explain how to be safe as I think like a scientist"
- Think like a scientist
- Safety rules
- Tools of the trade
Section 3- Taking A+ Notes - Objective: "I can identify good questions and use my sense to make observations."
- Asking good questions
- Using senses to observe and write to share info.
- How do questions create more questions?
Section 4- States and Properties of Matter - Objective: "I can identify the states of matter and describe them."
- States of matter
- Describing matter
- Changing matter
Section 5 - Energy, Motion and Gravity - Objective: "I can identify a force as a push or a pull and explain what energy and gravity are."
- What is energy
- What is a force
- What is gravity
Section 6- Vibrating matter - Objective: "I can identify that some waves are long, and some are short as well as that there are different types of waves."
Section 7- Seasons - Objective: "I can identify the four seasons and tell what the weather is like in each where I live."
Section 8- Weather - Objective: "I can identify the different types of weather and what makes each unique."
Section 9- Climates - Objective: "I can identify that a climate is what the weather is like most of the time in a certain place."
- Dry climates
- Cold climates
- Temperate climates
- Tropical climates
Section 10- Time - Objective: "I can identify increments of time."
- The changing sun
- The changing moon
Section 11- Organisms and their needs - Objective: "I can identify characteristics of living organisms and their needs."
- Living organisms grow
- Living organisms reproduce
- Living organisms eat
- Some living organisms move
- Living things change
Section 12- Living things change - Objective: "I can identify how living things change."
- 11- Mammals change and grow
- What do mammals need to grow?
- 12- Birds change and grow
- What do birds need to grow?
- 13- Reptiles change
- What do reptiles need to grow?
- 14- Fish change
- What do fish need to grow?
- 15- Insects change
- What do insects need to grow?
- 16- Plants change
- What do plants need to grow?
Section 13- Animal Movement - Objective: "I can identify how animals move and why."
- Animals move in different ways (hop, swim, fly, run, soar, slither, lumber, crawl, burrow, breach, dive, etc.)
- Why do animals move (food, shelter, warmer weather, to reproduce, water, safety)
Section 14- Adaptations - Objective: "I can identify adaptations that help animals survive."
- Structural adaptations
- Physical adaptations
- Behavioral adaptations
Section 15- Landforms - Objective: "I can identify different landforms and tell what makes them different."
Section 16- Rocks and Minerals - Objective: "I can tell the differences between rocks and minerals."
- What are rocks- types
- What are minerals- types
Section 17- Environmental Awareness- Land - Objective: "I can identify ways to help the environment"
Section 18- Bodies of Water - Objective: "I can identify different bodies of water."
Section 19 Water cycle - Objective: "I can identify the different parts of the water cycle."
Section 20- Environmentalr Awareness- Water - Objective: "I can identify ways to help preserve water."
Section 21- Oxygen Cycle - Objective: "I can identify the parts of the oxygen cycle.."
- Carbon dioxide
Section 22- Environmentalr Awareness- Air - Objective: "I can identify ways to help preserve clean air."
- Walk or ride a bike
- Plant a tree
Section 23- MyBody - Objective: "I can identify different parts of my body and how they help me."
Section 24- Planets and Space - Objective: "I can tell about the planets and space."
- Our place in space
- Living in Space
Section 25- Nature’s art patterns, symmetry, and structures - Objective: "I can identify the different patterns, symmetry and structures in nature."
- Lines of symmetry
Section 26 (a)- Critical Thinking Extensions - Objective: "I can apply critical thinking to reading and writing."
- Open-ended Questions
- Making connections
Section 26 (b)- Reading Scientific text extensions - Objective: "I can apply critical thinking to reading and writing."
- Text features
- Finding main ideas and key details
- Using illustrations, graphs, pictures, maps
- Making Good Inferences
Section 26 (c)- Writing Like a Champ extensions - Objective: "I can apply critical thinking to reading and writing."
- Using Main idea and key details in writing
- Restaing the question
- Sequencing and transition words
Section 27- Eploring Careers that use Science - Objective: "I can talk about some jobs that use science."