First Grade

First Grade Science Curriculum Content Timeline

School Year 2016 - 2017

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Dates

Topic

Concepts

Week 1

August 15 - 19

Unit 1:  School Start Up

 

Unit 2:  Big Idea 8

Properties of Matter



Getting Ready for School/

Using our Senses with Scientific Tools

Week 2

August 22 - 26

Recording Observations and Measurements

Week 3

August 29 - September 2

Recording Observations and Measurements

Week 4

September 6 - 9

Recording Observations and Measurements

Week 5

September 12 - 16

Using Science Tools to Observe Properties

Week 6

September 20 - 23

Using Science Tools to Observe Properties

Week 7

September 26 - 30

Using Science Tools to Observe Properties

Week 8

October 3 - 7

Unit 3:  Big Idea 12 

Motion of Objects

Unit 3:  Big Idea 13

Forces and Changes in Motion



Describing Motion

Week 9

October 10 - 14

Describing Motion

Week 10

October 18 - 21

Describing Motion

Week 11

October 24 -28

Changing Motion

Week 12

October 31 - November 4

Changing Motion

Week 13

November 7 - 10

Changing Motion

Week 14

November 14 - 18

Unit 4:  Big Idea 5

Earth in Space and Time 

Investigating the Law of Gravity

Thanksgiving Break

November 23 – 27

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Week  15

November 28 - December 2

 

 Unit 4:  Big Idea 5

Earth in Space and Time

 

Investigating the Law of Gravity

 Week 16

December 5 - 9

Observing Stars

 Week 17

December 12 -16

Observing Stars

Winter Holidays

December 17  – January 2

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Week 18

January 3 - 6

 

Unit 4:  Big Idea 5

Earth in Space and Time

Using Magnifiers

Week 19

January 9 - 12

Using Magnifiers

Week 20

January 17 - 20

Understanding the Sun's Properties

Week 21

January 23 - 27

Understanding the Sun's Properties

Week 22

January 30 - February 3

Unit 5:  Big Idea 6

Earth Structures



Observing the Earth’s Surface

Week 23

February 6 - 10

Observing the Earth’s Surface

Week 24

February 13 - 17

Recognizing the Importance of Water

Week 25

February 20 - 24

Recognizing the Importance of Water

Week 25

February 20 – 24

Categorizing Earth's Changes

Week 26

February 27 - March 3

Categorizing Earth's Changes

Week 27

March 6 – 10

Unit 6:  Big Ideas 14, 16, & 17

Organization and Development of Living Organisms/Heredity and Reproduction/Interdependence

Identifying Living and Nonliving Things

Week 28

March 13 - 17

Identifying Living and Nonliving Things

Spring Break

March 20 – 24 

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Week 29

March 27 – 31

Unit 6:  Big Ideas 14, 16, & 17

Organization and Development of Living Organisms/Heredity and Reproduction/Interdependence

Identifying Living and Nonliving Things

Week 30

April 3 - 7

Identifying Major Parts of Plants

Week 31

April 10 – 13

Identifying Major Parts of Plants

Week  32

April 17 – 21

Identifying Major Parts of Plants

Week 33

April 24 – 28

Observing Variations

Week 34

May 1 - 5

Observing Variations

Week 35

May 8 – 12

Observing Variations

Week 36

May 15 - 19 

Unit 7:  Practice of Science

Class Project Unit

 

 

Science Answers Questions:

Pose a Question and Make a Prediction

Week 37

May 22 - 26

Conduct an Experiment:  Make Observations

Collect Data:  Make Visual Representations

Week 38

May 29 - June 2

Draw a Conclusion:  Summarize the Answer to the Question

Communicate Results 

Some weeks will include two different topics depending on number of days assigned. This template is to be used as a rough gauge for pacing. Some weeks will include two different topics depending on number of days assigned. This template is to be used as a rough gauge for pacing. 

 

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