1st Grade

Caves

• Caves provide a habitat for a variety of living things.
• Caves are important for the life cycles of various animals.
• Caves are used by some living things for protection and shelter.
• Case are found all over the world.
• People and animals have used caves for many years to meet their needs for survival.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-LS1-1 1-LS3-1

Ecology

• The destruction and depletion of natural resources can affect the ecology of living things.
• Human interference with the ecology of certain places can have long reaching effects.
• Ecology involves diverse communities of plants and animals in their environments.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-LS1-1 1-LS3-1


Water

• Water is a colorless, tasteless, transparent liquid.
• Water is needed by all plants and animals for survival.
• Water takes up most of the Earth’s surface (about 70 percent).
• Water can take various forms relating to our weather.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-LS1-1


Ocean Zones

• Oceans provide a habitat for a variety of living things.
• Oceans are important for the life cycles of various plants/animals.
• Oceans are used by living things for food, minerals, water, and protection.
• Oceans impact our atmosphere and provide oxygen.
• There are 5 oceans on the Earth, which are all joined together.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-LS1-1 1-LS3-1

Sound

• Sound is made by vibrations.
• Sound is all around us.
• Sound is a form of energy, and it travels in waves.
• Sound can reflect, or bounce off objects.
• There are many different sounds in our world.
• Sounds are measured in decibels.
• We need to protect our bodies from some sounds.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-PS4-1 1-PS4-4

Flying

• Flying is controlled movement through the air.
• Flying requires air for forces that push and pull.
• Flying requires four main forces: weight, lift, thrust, and drag.
• Some living things have bodies that are equipped for flying.
• Humans have invented a variety of flying machines so they, too, can fly.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-LS1-1

Extreme Weather

• Sun’s warming relates to weather, including extreme weather.
• Fronts occurring when air masses meet can create extreme weather.
• Extreme weather impacts society and ecosystems.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-ESS1-1 1-ESS1-2



Habitats

• Living things live in certain habitats based on their needs.
• Living things use their habitats for protecting themselves.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-LS1-1 1-LS3-1




Energy

• There are many sources of energy. Some sources are renewable and some are not.
• All sources of energy for human use can have advantages and disadvantages.
• Interactions within and between Earth systems can cause energy to transfer and be transformed.

Next Generation Science Standards

1-PS4-1 1-PS4-4


Mysteries of Space

Next Generation Science Standards

1-ESS1-1 1-ESS1-2


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