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1st Grade Science With DK Workbooks (Fun Engaging Lessons, Drawing Time, Video Lessons, Vocabulary Practice)

This course will support first grade students as they expand their science skills by introducing animal movement, muscles, bones, the heart, digestive system, speed/movement, materials, rocks, weather, the Sun, and the Moon.
Mrs. Collins, National Certified Virtual Science
18 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Sep 4

Sep 4 - Nov 13 (10 weeks)
Flexible Time
1 learner enrolled
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

The DK workbook covers all of the grade standards for first grade. 

Earth and Space Science
S1E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
a. Represent data in tables and/or graphs to identify and describe different types of weather and
the characteristics of each type.
b. Ask questions to identify forms of precipitation such as rain, snow, sleet, and hailstones as
either solid (ice) or liquid (water).
c. Plan and carry out investigations on current weather conditions by observing, measuring with
simple weather instruments (thermometer, wind vane, rain gauge), and recording weather
data (temperature, precipitation, sky conditions, and weather events) in a periodic journal, on
a calendar, and graphically.
d. Analyze data to identify seasonal patterns of change.
(Clarification statement: Examples could include temperature, rainfall/snowfall, and changes
to the environment.)

Physical Science
S1P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate light and sound.
a. Use observations to construct an explanation of how light is required to make objects visible.
b. Ask questions to identify and compare sources of light.
c. Plan and carry out an investigation of shadows by placing objects at various points from a
source of light.
d. Construct an explanation supported by evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and
that sound can make materials vibrate.
e. Design a signal that can serve as an emergency alert using light and/or sound to communicate
over a distance.
S1P2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the effects of
magnets on other magnets and other objects.
a. Construct an explanation of how magnets are used in everyday life.
(Clarification statement: Everyday life uses could include refrigerator magnets, toys,
magnetic latches, and name tags.)
b. Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how magnets attract and repel each other
and the effect of magnets on common objects.

Life Science
S1L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and
a. Develop models 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
Mrs. Collins is a certified teacher with 22 years of experience teaching science. 
Students will be given easy task to complete-find a rock, measure your hand, etc. 
DK Workbook First Grade (please purchase off Amazon or online) pencil something to color with paper construction paper spiral notebook tape glue stick ruler shoebox to store materials like rocks, leaves, etc. assorted rocks and other items found in nature clay or play-dough in 4 colors (use 3 times) ziploc bag stuffed animal plastic or stuffed animal dinosaur (recommended but not required) headphones for lesson leaves outside a set of white teeth cut out of construction paper q-tips cottonballs ruler with inches plastic cup orange and yellow paint, with paint brush oreos (need 6 of them) Prep Before Class: Please write on the spiral notebook, "science notebook" because I will be referring to the science notebook during class time. Please create a table of contents with the following topics. Then number the spiral notebook and put the week and topic on the top of the paper. Please leave a few papers in between each week so students will have lots of room to draw diagrams. Table Of Contents (pg 1) Week 1 Scientists & Living Things (pg 2-4) Week 2 Animal Movement (pg 5-7) Week 3 Plant Life (pg 8-10) Week 4 Body Systems (pg 11-13) Week 5 Eating Well (pg 14-16) Week 6 Food Chains (pg 17-19) Week 7 Dinosaurs & Extinct Animals (pg 20-22) Week 8 Measurement (pg 23-26) Week 9 Water Cycle & Weather (pg 27-30) Week 10 Sun & Moon (pg 31-35)
A final exam assessment will be provided at the end of the course, but it will be optional. Parents are encouraged to count this as a full first grade science credit. Students will receive a letter of completion at the end and a positive feedback note.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Mrs. Collins, National Certified Virtual Science
Lives in the United States
Come learn about science with a certified teacher with over 22 years of experience.
18 total reviews
27 completed classes

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