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Connecticut Standards for First Grade Science

CT.1.1. Forces and Motion: The sun appears to move across the sky in the same way every day, but its path changes gradually over the seasons. a) An object's position can be described by locating it relative to another object or the background. b) An object's motion can be described by tracing and measuring its position over time.

1.1.2. Apply direct and indirect pushes and pulls to cause objects to move (change position) in different ways (e.g., straight line, forward and backward, zigzag, in a circle).

1.1.4. Conduct simple experiments and evaluate different ways to change the speed and direction of an object's motion.

CT.1.2. Structure and Function: Living things have different structures and behaviors that allow them to meet their basic needs. a) Animals need air, water and food to survive. b) Plants need air, water and sunlight to survive.

1.2.1. Infer from direct observation and print or electronic information that most animals and plants need water, food and air to stay alive.

1.2.2. Identify structures and behaviors used by mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects to move around, breathe and obtain food and water (e.g., legs/wings/fins, gills/lungs, claws/fingers, etc.)

1.2.4. Use senses and simple measuring tools to measure the effects of water and sunlight on plant growth.

1.2.5. Compare and contrast information about animals and plants found in fiction and nonfiction sources.

CT.1.3. Structure and Function: Organisms change in form and behavior as part of their life cycles. a) Some organisms undergo metamorphosis during their life cycles; other organisms grow and change, but their basic form stays essentially the same.

1.3.1. Explain that living things experience a life cycle during which they undergo a predictable sequence of changes from birth, growth, reproduction and death.

1.3.2. Distinguish between animals that are born alive (e.g., humans, dogs, cows) and those that hatch from eggs (e.g., chickens, sea turtles, crocodiles).

1.3.3. Compare and contrast the changes in structure and behavior that occur during the life cycles of animals that undergo metamorphosis with those that do not.

CT.1.4. Science and Technology in Society: The properties of materials and organisms can be described more accurately through the use of standard measuring units. a) Various tools can be used to measure, describe and compare different objects and organisms.

1.4.1. Use nonstandard and standard measurements to describe and compare the weight, length and size of objects and organisms.

1.4.3. Select appropriate tools for measuring length, height, weight or liquid volume.

1.4.4. Use metric and customary rulers to measure length, height or distance in centimeters, meters, inches, feet and yards.

1.4.5. Use balances and scales to compare and measure the heaviness of objects and organisms in kilograms, grams, pounds and ounces.

1.4.6. Use graduated cylinders, beakers and measuring cups to measure the volume of liquids in milliliters, liters, cups and ounces.

1.4.7. Use thermometers to measure air and water temperature in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit.

1.4.8. Make graphs to identify patterns in recorded measurements such as growth or temperature over time.