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First Grade Science Resources

 

 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Explore the four factors—temperature, wind, snow or rain, and sunlight and clouds—present in various weather conditions in this video from WGBH. Students can use the videos to observe, identify, and compare evidence of these four factors in different weather conditions.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
Georgia Standard: S1E1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
Weather is the combination of various factors—snow or rain, wind, sunlight and clouds, and temperature—that happen in a specific location at a specific time. As the combination of factors constantly shift, the condition changes and leaves behind evidence that shows how the weather has changed. Students can use the images in this interactive tool to observe weather conditions and document evidence of weather that happened earlier in the day.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
Georgia Standard: S1E1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Collection
Get up close to a variety of weather conditions, encounter local weather patterns through spectacular imagery, and learn how to observe and describe different weather conditions with the beloved characters from PEEP and the Big Wide World. For a printable list of all resources in this collection,
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
Georgia Standard: S1E1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Students can make observations of weather conditions on a rainy, snowy day in this animated video from PEEP and the Big Wide World.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
Georgia Standard: S1E1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Documents
Observe how objects can be seen in a dark space when light enters the space, and how different objects reflect different amount of light that falls on them, in this video gallery from WGBH. Use this resource to help students make evidence-based claims about how objects can be seen in dark spaces even with low levels of light and how light reflects off different materials. Support materials include: Background Reading, Videos, Teaching Tips, and Discussion Questions.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate light and sound.
Georgia Standard: S1P1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Describes the reaction that occurs when magnets come in contact with each other. The like poles of the magnet repel each other and the opposite poles attract. The program provides a demonstration using iron magnets and iron filings. Does include "poles" which is above the standard.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the effects of magnets on other magnets and other objects
Georgia Standard: S1P2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Playing and testing is really the best thing for finding out just what a magnet can do! In this short video from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, the Cat sings a fun song about what a magnet can and can't stick to.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the effects of magnets on other magnets and other objects
Georgia Standard: S1P2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Students learn what animals and plants need to survive, how their habitats support these needs, and how organisms can change their environment.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Lesson
The map of the bike path is introduced and the problem of animals being separated from their habitats and water sources is discussed.A solution must be found to ensure the animals' needs are met.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Lesson
Guide students as they explore how animals and plants meet their basic needs in a city, with help from Plum and her friends from PLUM LANDING. In this interactive lesson, students learn that animals need air, food, water, and shelter, while plants need air, sunlight, and water. Students watch videos and engage with drawing and sorting activities to reinforce their learning. This lesson is designed for teachers to present to students.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Activity
Students will discover the basic needs of plants, design a square foot garden by using a data chart and partitioning squares to create a planting template, and plant a fall garden from seeds with this learning resource from Captain Planet's Learning Gardens Program. Refer to the planting calendar to see what grows when! You can also plant seeds with different edible parts (root, stem, leaves, flowers, and fruit or seed) to harvest for the Plant Parts Salad lesson.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Happy Flower needs food, water and sunlight in order to grow and be healthy!
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Activity
Build your own bird feeder in this activity from Zoom.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Game
What do you have in common with a gerbil or a geranium? All living things have basic needs. Come explore what plants and animals need to stay alive as they grow.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Document
Students do a close read of two texts and gather evidence about the needs of plants and people.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Investigates the characteristics of different animal shelters and challenges students to match a group of animals to their own particular shelter.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Describes the importance of shelter, one of the three basic needs, to the livelihood of birds around the world. The program presents five different birds and students work together to determine the type of shelter created by each bird.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video / Song
Presents a music video that explores how living things use air, food, water, sunlight, and shelter to grow.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video / Song
Introduces the life cycle of a plant.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.
Georgia Standard: S1L1
 
Source: Georgia Aquarium
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Students will learn what water pollution is and how we contribute to it.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals. a. Ask questions to identify the parts of a plant—root, stem, leaf, and flower. b. Ask questions to compare and contrast the basic needs of plants (air, water, light, and nutrients) and animals (air, water, food, and shelter). c. Design a solution to ensure that a plant or animal has all of its needs met.
Standard: S1L1