Holidays

What's New: Science Worksheets and Study Guides

World HolidaysChristmas Day
Hands-on Lab Skills/Science Inquiry - 3rd grade Third Grade Science
Ecosystems and changes in ecosystems Fourth Grade Science
Plant Structure and function Fourth Grade Science
Grouping of Animals Third Grade Science
Our Earth Kindergarten Science
All About Me Kindergarten Science

Michigan Standards for First Grade Science

MI.E. Earth Science

E.ES. Earth Systems: Develop an understanding of the warming of the Earth by the sun as the major source of energy for phenomenon on Earth and how the sun's warming relates to weather, climate, seasons, and the water cycle. Understand how human interaction and use of natural resources affects the environment.

E.ES.E.1. Solar Energy- The sun warms the land, air and water and helps plants grow.
E.ES.01.12. Demonstrate the importance of sunlight and warmth in plant growth.
E.ES.E.2. Weather- Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons.
E.ES.01.21. Compare daily changes in the weather related to temperature (cold, hot, warm, cool); cloud cover (cloudy, partly cloudy, foggy) precipitation (rain, snow, hail, freezing rain); wind (breezy, windy, calm).
E.ES.01.22. Describe and compare weather related to the four seasons in terms of temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, and wind.
E.ES.01.23. Describe severe weather events.
E.ES.E.3. Weather Measurement- Scientists use tools for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes.
E.ES.01.32. Observe and collect data of weather conditions over a period of time.

MI.L. Life Science

L.OL. Organization of Living Things: Develop an understanding that plants and animals (including humans) have basic requirements for maintaining life which include the need for air, water and a source of energy. Understand that all life forms can be classified as producers, consumers, or decomposers as they are all part of a global food chain where food/energy is supplied by plants which need light to produce food/energy. Develop an understanding that plants and animals can be classified by observable traits and physical characteristics. Understand that all living organisms are composed of cells and they exhibit cell growth and division. Understand that all plants and animals have a definite life cycle, body parts, and systems to perform specific life functions.

L.OL.E.1. Life Requirements- Organisms have basic needs. Animals and plants need air, water, and food. Plants also require light. Plants and animals use food as a source of energy and as a source of building material for growth and repair.
L.OL.01.13. Identify the needs of animals.
L.OL.E.2. Life Cycles- Plants and animals have life cycles. Both plants and animals begin life and develop into adults, reproduce, and eventually die. The details of this life cycle are different for different organisms.
L.OL.01.21. Describe the life cycle of animals including the following stages: egg, young, adult; egg, larva, pupa, adult.

MI.P. Physical Science

P.PM. Properties of Matter: Develop an understanding that all matter has observable attributes with physical and chemical properties that are described, measured, and compared. Understand that states of matter exist as solid, liquid, or gas; and have physical and chemical properties. Understand all matter is composed of combinations of elements, which are organized by common attributes and characteristics on the Periodic Table. Understand that substances can be classified as mixtures or compounds and according to their physical and chemical properties.

P.PM.E.1. Physical Properties- All objects and substances have physical properties that can be measured.
P.PM.01.11. Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking or floating.
P.PM.E.2. States of Matter- Matter exists in several different states: solids, liquids and gases. Each state of matter has unique physical properties. Gases are easily compressed but liquids and solids do not compress easily. Solids have their own particular shapes, but liquids and gases take the shape of the container.
P.PM.01.21. Demonstrate that water as a solid keeps its own shape (ice).
P.PM.01.22. Demonstrate that water as a liquid takes on the shape of various containers.
P.PM.E.3. Magnets- Magnets can repel or attract other magnets. Magnets can also attract certain non-magnetic objects at a distance.
P.PM.01.31. Identify materials that are attracted by magnets.
P.PM.01.32. Observe that like poles of a magnet repel and unlike poles of a magnet attract.

MI.S. Science Processes

S.IP. Inquiry Process: Develop an understanding that scientific inquiry and reasoning involves observing, questioning, investigating, recording, and developing solutions to problems.

S.IP.E.1. Inquiry involves generating questions, conducting investigations, and developing solutions to problems through reasoning and observation.
S.IP.01.14. Manipulate simple tools (for example: hand lens, pencils, rulers, thermometers, rain gauges, balances, non-standard objects for measurement) that aid observation and data collection.
S.IP.01.15. Make accurate measurements with appropriate (non-standard) units for the measurement tool.
S.IP.01.16. Construct simple charts from data and observations.