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:
‚Ä¢ Teacher support pages and an answer key
‚Ä¢ Unit concept page to guide discussion
‚Ä¢ Vocabulary/Words to know
‚Ä¢ Reading selections with real-life visual examples
‚Ä¢ Comprehension and vocabulary activities
‚Ä¢ ‚Äú I wonder‚Äù and/or research and write writing prompts
‚Ä¢ 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.
Topics covered in Science Lessons and Investigations grade 1 include:
‚Ä¢ How Do Animals Use Their Body Parts?
‚Ä¢ What Parts Do Plants Have and What Do They Do?
‚Ä¢ How Do Body Parts Help Animals Grow and Survive?
‚Ä¢ Do Animals Have Babies?
‚Ä¢ Do Plants Have Babies?
‚Ä¢ Are Young Animals and Plants Exactly Like Their Parents?
‚Ä¢ Do Animals from the Same Species Always Look the Same?
‚Ä¢ Do All Roses Look the Same?
‚Ä¢ Can We Predict Patterns for the Sun, Moon, and Stars?
‚Ä¢ Can We Predict the Pattern of the Seasons?
‚Ä¢ What Happens When Materials Vibrate?
‚Ä¢ What Happens When There Is No Light?
‚Ä¢ Where Do Shadows Come From?
‚Ä¢ How Do We Communicate Over Long Distances?
For additional STEM projects, see Evan-Moor‚Äôs STEM Lessons and Challenges series.