Utah Learning Standards for Science — Grade 1


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S.ESS.2.1a

Observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color.

S.ESS.2.1b

Identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water, including streams, lakes, and oceans.

S.ESS.2.1c

Gather evidence about the uses of rocks, soil, and water.

S.ESS.2.2a

Observe the sun at different times during the day and report observations to peers

S.ESS.2.2b

Observe and chart the moon when it is visible during the day.

S.ESS.2.3a

Identify characteristics of the seasons of the year.

S.ESS.2.3b

Identify characteristics of weather, e.g., types of precipitation, sunny, windy, foggy, and cloudy

S.ESS.2.3c

Observe and record weather information within each season.

S.LS.4.1a

Communicate observations about plants and animals, including humans, and how they resemble their parents.

S.LS.4.1b

Analyze the individual similarities and differences within and across larger groups.

S.LS.4.2a

Make observations about living things and their environment using the five senses.

S.LS.4.2b

Identify how natural earth materials (e.g., food, water, air, light, and space), help to sustain plant and animal life.

S.LS.4.2c

Describe and model life cycles of living things.

S.NS.1.1a

Framing questions: Observe using senses, create a hypothesis, and focus a question that can lead to an investigation.

S.NS.1.1b

Designing investigations: Consider reasons that support ideas, identify ways to gather information that could test ideas, design fair tests, share designs with peers for input and refinement.

S.NS.1.1c

Conducting investigations: Observe, manipulate, measure, describe.

S.NS.1.1d

Collecting data: Deciding what data to collect and how to organize, record, and manipulate the data.

S.NS.1.1e

Drawing conclusions: Analyzing data, making conclusions connected to the data or the evidence gathered, identifying limitations or conclusions, identifying future questions to investigate.

S.NS.1.2a

Developing social interaction skills with peers.

S.NS.1.2b

Sharing ideas with peers.

S.NS.1.2c

Connecting ideas with reasons (evidence).

S.NS.1.2d

Using multiple methods of communicating reasons/evidence (verbal, charts, graphs).

S.NS.1.3a

Ideas are supported by reasons.

S.NS.1.3b

There are limits to ideas in science (i.e. what can be observed, measured, and verified).

S.NS.1.3c

Differences in conclusions are best settled through additional observations and investigations.

S.NS.1.3d

Communication of ideas in science is important for helping to check the reasons for ideas.

S.PS.3.1a

Describe, classify, and communicate observations about the motion of objects, e.g., straight, zigzag, circular, curved, backandforth, and fast or slow

S.PS.3.1b

Compare and contrast the movement of objects using drawings, graphs, and numbers.

S.PS.3.1c

Explain how a push or pull can affect how an object moves.

S.PS.3.2a

Sort, classify, and chart objects by observable properties, e.g., size, shape, color, and texture.

S.PS.3.2b

Predict measurable properties such as weight, temperature, and whether objects sink or float; test and record data.

S.PS.3.2c

Predict, identify, and describe changes in matter when heated, cooled, or mixed with water.