In Unit 1 Patterns in the Sky, students investigate patterns in the changing positions of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky.
In Unit 2 Changing Seasons, students explore the relationship between Earth’s movement in the solar system and the changing seasons.
In Unit 3 Seeds and Leaves, students explore living things, beginning with an investigation into the differences between living and nonliving things.
Standard(s): 1-LS1-1, 1-LS3-1
In Unit 4 Animals on Earth, students analyze how animals have body parts that help them survive and grow.
In Unit 5 Mimicking Plants and Animals, students explore how plants and animals have different body parts to help them get what they need to survive and grow.
Standard(s): 1-LS1-1, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3
In Unit 6 Animal Behaviors, students investigate how animal parents help their offspring survive by analyzing protecting, feeding and comforting behaviors.
Standard(s): 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 1-LS3-1, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3
In Unit 7 Hearing and Sound, students explore how some animals communicate using sound.
In Unit 8 Sight and Light, students continue to learn about senses, exploring the cause-and-effect relationship between sight and light.
Standard(s): 1-PS4-2, 1-PS4-3
In Unit 9 Communicating Over Distances, students apply sound and light concepts from Unit 8 to design a communication device that uses either light or sound signals to send a message over a long distance.
Standard(s): 1-PS4-4, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3