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Land, water, and air First Grade Science
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Virginia Standards for First Grade Science

VA.1. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning

EARTH PATTERNS, CYCLES, AND CHANGE

1.7. The student will investigate and understand weather and seasonal changes. Key concepts include
1.7.a) Changes in temperature, light, and precipitation affect plants and animals, including humans.
1.7.b) There are relationships between daily and seasonal changes.
1.7.c) Changes in temperature, light, and precipitation can be observed and recorded over time.

EARTH RESOURCES

1.8. The student will investigate and understand that natural resources are limited. Key concepts include
1.8.a) Identification of natural resources.
1.8.b) Factors that affect air and water quality.
1.8.c) Recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption of natural resources.

FORCE, MOTION, AND ENERGY

1.2. The student will investigate and understand that moving objects exhibit different kinds of motion. Key concepts include
1.2.b) Objects may vibrate and produce sound.
1.2.c) Pushes or pulls can change the movement of an object.

LIFE PROCESSES

1.4. The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include
1.4.a) Plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to grow.
1.4.b) Basic parts of plants.
1.5. The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include
1.5.a) Basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat).
1.5.b) Animals, including humans, have many different physical characteristics.
1.5.c) Animals can be classified according to a variety of characteristics.

SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, REASONING, AND LOGIC

1.1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which
1.1.c) Objects or events are classified and arranged according to characteristics or properties.
1.1.d) Simple tools are used to enhance observations.
1.1.h) Predictions are made based on patterns of observations.
1.1.i) Observations and data are recorded, analyzed, and communicated orally and with simple graphs, pictures, written statements, and numbers.