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Science Lessons and Investigations, Grade 1

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Science Lessons and Investigations presents science learning through in-depth investigation and observation, supporting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in life, earth, and physical science. Each comprehensive unit includes a hands-on engagement activity to allow students to explore and investigate science concepts.

The 14 science units build upon prior knowledge and experience and allow students to apply their understanding in a variety of ways. Each unit guides students through exploring the science concept and includes hands-on, cross-curricular activities to extend learning

. This robust teaching resource gives you everything you need, including:

-Teacher support pages and an answer key
-Unit concept page to guide discussion
-Vocabulary/Words to know
-Reading selections with real-life visual examples
-Comprehension and vocabulary activities
-“ I wonder” and/or research and write writing prompts,br>-Hands-on science investigation that may include science experiments, STEM challenges, observations, art projects, and other creative cross-curricular activities

*Hands-on science investigations include experiments, STEM challenges, observations, art projects, and other cross-curricular projects to enhance learning. Delete this?

Topics covered in Science Lessons and Investigations grade 1 include:

Life Science

-How Do Animals Use Their Body Parts?
-What Parts Do Plants Have and What Do They Do?
-How Do Body Parts Help Animals Grow and Survive?
-Do Animals Have Babies?
-Do Plants Have Babies?
-Are Young Animals and Plants Exactly Like Their Parents?
-Do Animals from the Same Species Always Look the Same?
-Do All Roses Look the Same?

Earth Science

-Can We Predict Patterns for the Sun, Moon, and Stars?
-Can We Predict the Pattern of the Seasons?

Physical Science

-What Happens When Materials Vibrate?
-What Happens When There Is No Light?
-Where Do Shadows Come From?
-How Do We Communicate Over Long Distances?

For additional STEM projects, see Evan-Moor’s STEM Lessons and Challenges series.