1st Grade Earth Science
[Constructing and Reflecting] [Life Science] [Physical Science] [Earth Science] [Health]
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)
The following benchmarks can be found in UNIT B: Weather & Seasons Labs & Activities


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V.3.E.1 Describe weather conditions. (Atmosphere) I (introduce) V.3.E.1
Students will:
a) Keep a daily weather chart; or
b) Make backyard observations (rain gauge); or
c) Identify and label weather picture .
V.3.E.2 Describe seasonal changes in Michigan's weather. P (practice) V.3.E.2
Students will:
a) Have year-long discussions about MI weather and daily calendar activities.; and
b) Illustrate a tree for each of the four seasons; and
c) Appropriately dress the weather bear
V.3.E.3 Explain appropriate safety precautions during severe weather.
I (introduce)
Students will:
a) Demonstrate proper precautions/procedures during a school-wide drills and at home; or
b) Make a skit depicting appropriate precautions; or
c) Design a safety kit for weather emergencies.
The following benchmarks can be found in UNIT D: Earth’s Land & Water
V.1.E.1 Describe major features of the earth's surface. P (practice) V.1.E.1
Students will:

a) Make a class book with clip-art and write a description; or
b) Make Kidspiration sorting/matching activity
V.1.E.2 Recognize and describe different types of earth materials. (Soil)
P (practice)
Students will do center-based activity sorting and observing rocks, sand, soil, and clay.:
V.1.E.5 Describe uses of materials taken from the earth. SS
P (practice)
Students will:
Match pictures of earth's materials to their use.
V.1.E.6 Demonstrate ways to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution through reduction, reuse, and recycling of manufactured materials.
P (practice)
Students will:
a) make water saver - water waster posters; or
b) make earth saver charts.
V.2.E.1 Describe how water exists on earth in three states. P (practice) V.2.E.1
Students will:
Draw a picture of water in each of the three states, or label pictures.
V.2.E.2 Trace the path that rain water follows after it falls. Climates: SS
P (practice)
Students will:
a) Discuss the path rain water follows after it falls (NOT uphill); or
b) Draw a picture and label direction

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