Next Generation Science Standards — Grade 1


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

1-ESS1-2

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

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Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

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Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

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Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

1-LS1-1

Use materials to 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.

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

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Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

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Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

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Make observations to contruct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated.

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Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

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Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance