1st Grade Science Learning Targets
ALT 1 - Waves and their Apps - Vibrating Materials
Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
ALT 2 - Waves and their Apps - Illuminated Objects
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
ALT 3 - Waves and their Apps - Objects in Light
Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
ALT 4 - Waves and their Apps - Light or Sound
Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
ALT 5 - Molecules to Organisms - Mimicking
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.
ALT 6 - Molecules to Organisms - Behavior Patterns
Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
ALT 7- Heredity
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
ALT 8- Earth's Place - Sun, Moon, Stars
Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
ALT 9 - Earth's Place - Daylight
Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.
ALT 10 - Engineering Design - Simple Problem
(Grades K-2) 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.
ALT 11 - Engineering Design - Shape of Objects
(Grades K-2) 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.
ALT 12 - Engineering Design - Compare Problems
(Grades K-2) Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.