Louisiana Science Learning Standards — Grade 1


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1.1.SI-E-A1

Ask questions about objects and events in the environment (e.g., plants, rocks, storms)

10.1.SI-E-A7

Identify and use appropriate safety procedures and equipment when conducting investigations (e.g., gloves, goggles, hair ties)

11.1.SI-E-B3

Recognize that a variety of tools can be used to examine objects at different degrees of magnification (e.g., hand lens, microscope)

12.1.SI-E-B6

Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society

13.1.PS-E-A1

Sort a group of objects by using multiple characteristics

14.1.PS-E-A1

Order objects by weight/mass

15.1.PS-E-A2

Measure length and width of a variety of objects and materials by using nonstandard tools, such as a paper clip, cube, shoe, and hands

16.1.PS-E-A4

Observe and describe common properties of solids, liquids, and gases

17.1.PS-E-A4

Sort and classify objects by their state of matter

18.1.PS-E-C1

Demonstrate how sound is made in a variety of ways (e.g., singing, whispering, striking an object)

19.1.PS-E-C1

Describe and demonstrate the volume of sound (e.g., soft, loud)

2.1.SI-E-A1

Pose questions that can be answered by using students own observations and scientific knowledge

20.1.PS-E-C2

Use a flashlight and various objects and materials to determine if light is transmitted or reflected

21.1.PS-E-C2

Demonstrate that light can be reflected onto another object by using a mirror

22.1.PS-E-C3

Identify some examples where heat is released (e.g., burning candles, rubbing hands, running)

23.1.PS-E-C5

Identify materials attracted by magnets

24.1.PS-E-C5

Determine, through experimentation, which poles of magnets are attracted to each other and which poles repel each other )

25.1.PS-E-C6, PS-E-C7

Discuss what type of energy makes objects work (e.g., car/gasoline, waterwheel/water, lamp/electricity)

26.1.LS-E-A1

Describe the differences between plants and animals

27.1.LS-E-A1

Identify what animals and plants need to grow and develop

28.1.LS-E-A2

Describe the characteristics of living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) things

29.1.LS-E-A3

Describe basic functions of parts of the body (e.g., lungs, heart, bones, muscles)

3.1.SI-E-A2

Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

30.1.LS-E-B1

Record and share observations of changes in developing plants

31.1.LS-E-B3

Describe how animals and their offspring are similar and how they are different

32.1.LS-E-C1

Describe features of some animals that benefit them in their environments

33.1.LS-E-C1

Explain how pets' needs are met in their habitats

34.1.LS-E-C2

Record evidence of plants and animals in the schoolyard or other environments

35.1.ESS-E-A1

Examine soils to determine that they are often found in layers

36.1.ESS-E-A2

Locate and compare the relative proportions of land and water found on Earth

37.1.ESS-E-A3

Illustrate how water changes from one form to another (e.g., freezing, melting, evaporating)

38.1.ESS-E-A4

Compare weather patterns as they relate to seasonal changes in students immediate environment

39.1.ESS-E-A6

Identify the characteristics of soil, according to color, texture, and components, including living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) substances

4.1.SI-E-A2

Use a variety of methods and materials and multiple trials to investigate ideas (observe, measure, accurately record data)

5.1.SI-E-A3

Use the five senses to describe observations

6.1.SI-E-A4

Measure and record length and temperature in both metric system and U.S. system units

7.1.SI-E-A4

Select and use developmentally appropriate equipment and tools and units of measurement to observe and collect data

8.1.SI-E-A5, SI-E-B4

Express data in a variety of ways by constructing illustrations, graphs, charts, tables, concept maps, and oral and written explanations as appropriate

9.1.SI-E-A6

Use a variety of appropriate formats to describe procedures and to express ideas about demonstrations or experiments (e.g., drawings, journals, reports, presentations, exhibitions portfolios)