Grade 1 Science

Course Description

In First Grade Science, students in this course will complete projects that are designed to allow for exploration and discovery. Students observe their surroundings and through observations of the natural world conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.

Course Requirements

Grade Level



Course Materials List

*Materials listed should be acquired by the student prior to beginning work in the course.


2 Semesters



Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Email Communication (with assistance of parent or teacher)

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • The Moon
  • The Seasons
  • Classifying Leaves
  • Seeds
  • Animal Tracks
  • Birds
  • Animals and their basic needs
  • Weather Charts
  • Cloud Formation
  • Weather Change and the Effects on Animals
  • Living with Nature
  • Animal Adaptation
  • Winter and Snow Formation
  • Comparing Tree Types
  • Wild Animal Responses
  • Hibernation
  • Erosion
  • Constellations

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Animals in the Arctic
  • Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals
  • States of Matter
  • Dolphins and Sea Life
  • Planting a Tomato
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Reading a Thermometer
  • Life in a Pond
  • Life in the Forest
  • Characteristics of the Maple Leaf
  • How the Marketplace Works
  • Sounds in Nature
  • Birdhouses
  • Deciduous Trees
  • Sunflowers
  • Bees and Pollination
  • Comparing Butterflies
  • Planting a Garden