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Ohio Standards for First Grade Science

OH.1. Earth and Space Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding about how Earth systems and processes interact in the geosphere resulting in the habitability of Earth. This includes demonstrating an understanding of the composition of the universe, the solar system and Earth. In addition, it includes understanding the properties and the interconnected nature of Earth's systems, processes that shape Earth and Earth's history. Students also demonstrate an understanding of how the concepts and principles of energy, matter, motion and forces explain Earth systems, the solar system and the universe. Finally, they grasp an understanding of the historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with Earth and space sciences.

1.1. Grade Level Indicator: Earth Systems: Identify that resources are things that we get from the living (e.g., forests) and nonliving (e.g., minerals, water) environment and that resources are necessary to meet the needs and wants of a population.

1.2. Grade Level Indicator: Earth Systems: Explain that the supply of many resources is limited but the supply can be extended through careful use, decreased use, reusing and/or recycling.

1.C. Observe, describe and measure changes in the weather, both long term and short term.

1.D. Describe what resources are and recognize some are limited but can be extended through recycling or decreased use.

OH.2. Life Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding of how living systems function and how they interact with the physical environment. This includes an understanding of the cycling of matter and flow of energy in living systems. An understanding of the characteristics, structure and function of cells, organisms and living systems will be developed. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the principles of heredity, biological evolution, and the diversity and interdependence of life. Students demonstrate an understanding of different historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the life sciences.

2.1. Grade Level Indicator: Characteristics and Structure of Life: Explore that organisms, including people, have basic needs which include air, water, food, living space and shelter.

2.4. Grade Level Indicator: Diversity and Interdependence of Life: Investigate that animals eat plants and/or other animals for food and may also use plants or other animals for shelter and nesting.

2.A. Discover that there are living things, non-living things and pretend things, and describe the basic needs of living things (organisms).

2.B. Explain how organisms function and interact with their physical environment.

OH.3. Physical Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding of the composition of physical systems and the concepts and principles that describe and predict physical interactions and events in the natural world. This includes demonstrating an understanding of the structure and properties of matter, the properties of materials and objects, chemical reactions and the conservation of matter. In addition, it includes understanding the nature, transfer and conservation of energy; motion and the forces affecting motion; and the nature of waves and interactions of matter and energy. Students demonstrate an understanding of the historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the physical sciences.

3.5. Grade Level Indicator: Forces and Motion: Explore the effects some objects have on others even when the two objects might not touch (e.g., magnets).

3.6. Grade Level Indicator: Forces and Motion: Investigate a variety of ways to make things move and what causes them to change speed, direction and/or stop.

3.B. Recognize that light, sound and objects move in different ways.

OH.4. Science and Technology: Students recognize that science and technology are interconnected and that using technology involves assessment of the benefits, risks and costs. Students should build scientific and technological knowledge, as well as the skill required to design and construct devices. In addition, they should develop the processes to solve problems and understand that problems may be solved in several ways.

4.3. Grade Level Indicator: Understanding Technology: Identify some materials that can be saved for community recycling projects (e.g., newspapers, glass and aluminum).

4.6. Grade Level Indicator: Abilities To Do Technological Design: Investigate that tools are used to help make things and some things cannot be made without tools.

OH.5. Scientific Inquiry: Students develop scientific habits of mind as they use the processes of scientific inquiry to ask valid questions and to gather and analyze information. They understand how to develop hypotheses and make predictions. They are able to reflect on scientific practices as they develop plans of action to create and evaluate a variety of conclusions. Students are also able to demonstrate the ability to communicate their findings to others.

5.3. Grade Level Indicator: Doing Scientific Inquiry: Use appropriate safety procedures when completing scientific investigations.

5.6. Grade Level Indicator: Doing Scientific Inquiry: Use appropriate tools and simple equipment/instruments to safely gather scientific data (e.g., magnifiers, timers and simple balances and other appropriate tools).