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Science concepts assessed in First Grade

Science concepts assessed in 1st grade include

(note: not all areas are assessed in a single semester)


Life Science Core Ideas

Plants and animals; young and adult plants and animals; species; behavior; external structures


Earth and Space Science Core Ideas

Patterns of the sun in the sky; patterns of the moon in the sky


Physical Science Core Ideas

Light; animal survival


Engineering Design Core Ideas

The science of sound; how musical instruments work


Science and Engineering Practices

Asking questions (science) and defining problems (engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations; Analyzing and interpreting data; Using mathematics and computational thinking; Constructing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. 


Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns; Cause and effect; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and systems models; Energy and matter; Structure and function; Stability and change.

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  • Grade 1