1st Grade Physical Science
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What do you want students to:
know, do, be like?
How will you know if benchmarks have been achieved?
What possible instructional resources
could be used?
I (introduce), P (practice), M (master)
Labs & Activities


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Units of Practice:
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  • Magnets
  • Magnificent Magnets
  • Magnet Center

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IV.1.E.1 Classify common objects and substances according to observable attributes/properties

P (practice)
a) Students will sort various objects or pictures into categories: hard, soft, smooth, rough, large, small, shape, color.
b) Sort foods into groups of tastes and smells
IV.2.E.1 Describe common physical changes in matter - size, shape; melting, freezing (K-2); I (introduce)
covered in UNIT B: Weather & Seasons
a) Students will create a drawing or a project that shows water as a solid (snowman, ice), liquid (puddle), and a gas (evaporating water vapor).
b) Copy the 4 pictures on p. B16-17 in Student Edition of DiscoveryWorks, students put in sequence and label with the words freezing and melting.
c) Find and draw something in the classroom that will bend, tear, and break.
The following benchmarks can be found in UNIT C: Magnets
IV.3.E.3 Describe patterns of interaction of magnetic materials with other magnetic and non-magnetic materials

I (introduce)
IV.3.E.3 Students will successfully complete the lessons found in the DiscoveryWorks Teacher Manual Unit C.

Committee Members:

Nicole Dorn, Michelle Edwards, Jennifer Mecca, Alice Miller, Laurie Pritchard, Ryan Rivard, and Jen Tyll-Pahany
Last Revised: Wed, Mar 10, 2004