South Dakota Science Standards — Grade 1

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


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


Design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.*


Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.


Construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.


Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.


Construct an evidence-based account for how objects can be seen only when illuminated.


Plan and carry out an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.


Design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.*