First Grade – Science


1.1.1 identify the basic needs of living things (food, water, air, space, shelter)

1.1.2  compare and contrast animals by their body coverings, diet, and locomotion throughout the year.

1.1.3 describe how offspring resemble their parents.

1.1.4 identify plants and animals to their distinct habitats.


SC.1.3.a Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

SC.1.3.b Make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

Life Cycles

2.1.1  investigate, describe, and record the life cycle of a butterfly. - (Search Butterflies)

2.1.2 identify the major body parts of a caterpillar and butterfly.

2.1.3 compare the life cycle of a butterfly to other living things.

2.1.4 observe and describe the life cycle of a plant.

2.1.5 identify and label the parts of a seed and plant.


SC.1.1.a Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

SC.1.1.b Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.

SC.1.1.c Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

SC.1.1.d Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.