• First Grade Units

    (Listed in order taught)


    Animal Adaptations

    Students will be able to independently use their learning to …

    1. Use knowledge of animal adaptations in a given environment to inform decisions about what humans need to do to adapt to that same environment.
    2. Apply a step by step process to design and perform investigations to find answers to questions.
    3. Utilize critical thinking skills to solve a problem.

    Essential Questions

    1. How are different organisms adapted to their environment?
    2. How do humans adapt to different environments?
    3. What can happen if a person or animal does not adapt to an environment?

     


    Light and Sound

    Students will be able to independently use their learning to …

    1. Evaluate a problem in a new and novel situation.
    2. Apply a step by step process to design and perform investigations to find answers to questions.
    3. Communicate over a distance using light or sound.

    Essential Questions

    1. What are unique properties of light? 
    2. What are unique properties of sound?
    3. How can people communicate over a distance?

    Light: Sun, Moon and Stars

    Students will be able to independently use their learning to …

    1. Evaluate a problem in a new and novel situation.
    2. Apply a step by step design proess to solve a problem.
    3. Identify patterns from observable data.
    4. Identify sources of light involved in viewing objects.

    Essential Questions

    1. What are some unique proerties of light?
    2. What are some unique properties of the Sun?

    Animated Storytelling

    Students will be able to independently use their learning to …

    1. Construct a sequence of steps to solve a problem.
    2. Persist when solving problems exercising patience while iterating through testing and fixing the solution. 

    Essential Questions

    1. How do I construct a set of statements that will provide the computer with step-by-step instructions for displaying a story?
    2. What does technology let me do that I can't do without using technology?
    3. What strategies can I use so that I don't become frustrated if my program isn't working right?