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Exploring Science Practices— Grade 1


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Science Journals

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During Fast Track Lessons, students use the journal to access hands-on investigations, checks for understanding, and text with notes for each science unit.

Students analyze powerful images, graphs, data sets, and engaging primary sources printed on reusable placards. P I C T U R E

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includes three units. Each unit has a Science Journal, complete with hands-on investigations, text with notes, and checks for understanding.

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Performance Assessment: Exploring with Light 4 How Is Sound Made?

1 How Are Plants and Animals Like Others of the 5 How Does Sound Travel? Same Kind? 6 How Do People Use Light and Sound to Send 2 How Are Plants and Animals Like Their Parents? Messages? Performance Assessment: Going on Safaris Performance Assessment: Sending Messages 3 Sound What Different Parts Do Plants Have? with 4 What Different Parts Do Animals Have?

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Unit 3 Sky Patterns 1 What Do You See in the Sky?

Unit 2 Light and Sound 4 Where Is the Moon in the Sky?

2 Where Is the Sun in the Sky?

5 Where Are the Stars in the Sky? 1 How Does Light Help You See? Performance Assessment: Solving Sky Mysteries 2 How Does Light Travel?

3 How Long Is the Sun in the Sky?

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5 How Does Sound Travel? 6 How Do People Use Light and Sound to Send Messages?

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Performance Assessment: Sending Messages with Sound

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1 What Do You See in the Sky?

4 Where Is the Moon in the Sky?

2 Where Is the Sun in the Sky?

5 Where Are the Stars in the Sky?

3 How Long Is the Sun in the Sky?

Performance Assessment: Solving Sky Mysteries

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Bring Science Alive! Exploring Science Practices Grade 1 Unit 1 - Plant and Animal Parts Anchoring Phenomenon: Some animals take care of their young. Storyline: Let’s see different animal families on a safari! Find out how young animals and plants are like their parents. Then use what you know to lead a safari in your own neighborhood.

1 How Are Plants and Animals Like Others of the Same Kind? Phenomenon: The yellow fish look similar to one another, but different from the black fish.

2 How Are Plants and Animals Like Their Parents? Phenomenon: Ducklings look like a tinier version of their parents.

Performance Assessment: Going on Safaris Anchoring Phenomenon: Some animals take care of their young.

3 What Different Parts Do Plants Have?

Phenomenon: Even though they look different, these are all flowers.

4 What Different Parts Do Animals Have? Phenomenon: Some animals do not have legs.

5 How Do Plants and Animals Sense Things? Phenomenon: Bees find nectar with their antennae.

6 How Do Plants and Animals Take in Water, Food, Air, and Light? Phenomenon: Whales live under water like fish, but have to come to the surface to breathe.

7 How Do Plants and Animals Stay Safe? Phenomenon: Thorns stop the insect from eating the plant.

8 How Do Young Plants and Animals Stay Safe? Phenomenon: Baby birds live in nests.

Performance Assessment: Taking Care of Your Belongings Anchoring Phenomenon: Some animals take care of their young.

Unit 2 - Light and Sound Anchoring Phenomenon: You can’t see in the dark, but you can hear in the dark. Storyline: Have you ever been camping? Campers spend the night in tents. Why do things look different at night? What makes the night sounds? Let’s explore these questions!

1 How Does Light Help You See?

Phenomenon: You can use a flashlight to see objects in a dark place.

2 How Does Light Travel?

Phenomenon: It gets darker when you draw the drapes.

3 How Are Shadows Made?

Phenomenon: Shadows can change positions during the day.

Performance Assessment: Exploring with Light

Anchoring Phenomenon: You can’t see in the dark, but you can hear in the dark.

4 How Is Sound Made?

Phenomenon: When you play a guitar, it makes a sound.

5 How Does Sound Travel?

Phenomenon: You can hear whale calls underwater.

6 How Do People Use Light and Sound to Send Messages? Phenomenon: People can talk to each other on the phone when they are far away.

Performance Assessment: Sending Messages with Sound Anchoring Phenomenon: You can’t see in the dark, but you can hear in the dark.


Unit 3 - Sky Patterns Anchoring Phenomenon: The moon can be seen in the sky at different times. Storyline: Detectives make careful observations and find patterns to solve a case. You will be a space detective to solve the mystery of the daytime moon.

1 What Do You See in the Sky?

Phenomenon: It is light during the day and dark at night.

2 Where Is the Sun in the Sky?

Phenomenon: The sun is not always in the same place in the sky.

3 How Long Is the Sun in the Sky?

Phenomenon: When I wake up in the summer, it’s light outside. But in the winter, it’s dark outside.

4 Where Is the Moon in the Sky?

Phenomenon: You look out of a window. You see the moon. Later that night, you have to look out of a different window to see the moon.

5 Where Are the Stars in the Sky?

Phenomenon: You see Orion in one part of the sky. Later that night, it is on the other side of the sky.

Performance Assessment: Solving Sky Mysteries

Anchoring Phenomenon: The moon can be seen in the sky at different times.




Grade 1 TCI’s Grade 1 program includes three units. Each unit has a Science Journal, complete with hands-on investigations, text with notes, and checks for understanding.

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Unit 1 Plant and Animal Parts 1 How Are Plants and Animals Like Others of the Same Kind? 2 How Are Plants and Animals Like Their Parents?

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5 How Do Plants and Animals Sense Things? 6 How Do Plants and Animals Take in Water, Food, Air,

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Performance Assessment: Going on Safaris

7 How Do Plants and Animals Stay Safe?

3 What Different Parts Do Plants Have?

8 How Do Young Plants and Animals Stay Safe?

4 What Different Parts Do Animals Have?

Performance Assessment: Taking Care of Your Belongings

Unit 2 Light and Sound 1 How Does Light Help You See?

5 How Does Sound Travel?

2 How Does Light Travel?

6 How Do People Use Light and Sound to Send

3 How Are Shadows Made? Performance Assessment: Exploring with Light 4 How Is Sound Made?

Messages? Performance Assessment: Sending Messages with Sound

Unit 3 Sky Patterns 1 What Do You See in the Sky?

4 Where Is the Moon in the Sky?

2 Where Is the Sun in the Sky?

5 Where Are the Stars in the Sky?

3 How Long Is the Sun in the Sky?

Performance Assessment: Solving Sky Mysteries

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Sky Patterns Detectives make careful observations and find patterns to solve a case. You will be a space detective to solve the mystery of the daytime moon.

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Anchoring Phenomenon

Think about this unit’s Anchoring Phenomenon: The moon can be seen in the sky at different times. Complete the chart. • List what you know about this unit’s phenomenon. • Write questions you wonder about this phenomenon. Know

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3 How Long Is the Sun in the Sky?

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5 Where Are the Stars in the Sky?

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Using what you’ve learned, explain the unit’s Anchoring Phenomenon: The moon can be seen in the sky at different times.

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Observing Phenomena

Discuss: Think about where you see the sun rise and set. Does the sun always rise and set in the same place?

Observe this phenomenon: The sun is not always in the same place in the sky.

Reseach It!

As a class, observe: • where the sun is in the morning. • where the sun is at lunchtime. • where the sun is in the afternoon. Safety: Never look directly at the sun.

Think of what you already know about where the sun rises and sets. Write questions you have.

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INVESTIGATION

The sun is in different places in the sky at different times of the day. It rises in the east and sets in the west. This is a pattern. Modeling the Sun on a Playhouse You will model the sun on your playhouse. • Mark an E on the land to show east. East is where the sun rises. • Mark a W on the land to show west. West is where the sun sets. • Use the flashlight to show light from the sun. Show how the sun appears to travel across the sky above the playhouse. Look in the text if you need help. Watch how the light shines on different parts of the playhouse. Understanding the Problem Next, you will plan where to put the windows. • Your playhouse will have three windows. • The windows should be placed so that sunlight comes into the playhouse all day long. 20

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Making and Testing Your Playhouse Design Now decide where your windows will be. • Place the three windows on your house. • Use the flashlight to test your design. Make sure the light rises in the east and sets in the west. • Move the windows based on your test. When you are happy with your window design, cut out the windows. Cut the door so it can open. Test your windows again. • Open the door. • Look through the door as you make light from the sun. Is light inside the house all day? Return to your checklist. Make sure you followed your plan.

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Vocabulary Tell what side of the picture shows sunrise and which shows sunset.

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1. The Sun in the Sky The sun is the brightest object in the sky. It is so bright you should not look straight at it. It lights up the sky even when the sky is cloudy. Did you know that the sun is a star? Stars give off their own light. The sun looks bigger than other stars because it is much closer to Earth. Where is the sun? It may be high in the sky. It may be low in the sky. The sun is in different places at different times of the day. 24

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Circle the sun in each picture. Then, complete the sentence.

The____________________ is in different places at different times of the day.

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2. The Sun’s Path Across the Sky Where is the sun at lunchtime? You can predict where the sun will be if you know its pattern. In the morning, the sun rises in the east. Sunrise is when the sun first appears in the sky. The sun seems to rise higher and higher. It is highest in the middle of the day.

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In the afternoon, the sun seems to move lower and lower in the sky. Then it sets in the west. Sunset is when the sun appears to leave the sky. The sun’s path across the sky is a pattern. Each day, the sun rises in the east. It sets in the west.

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Label sunrise, sunset, and midday (middle of the day).

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Show What You Know Imagine you plan to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the playhouse you made. Think about which window you will look out to see the sun. Use pictures and words to show where the sun is in the sky at each time of the day. Breakfast

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Making Sense of the Phenomenon Let’s revisit the phenomenon: The sun is not always in the same place in the sky. Think about: • What does the sun do in the morning? • Where is the sun in the afternoon?

Use your findings from the investigation to answer this question: How does the sun move? Claim Evidence

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Solving Sky Mysteries Put on your detective hat! You will: • watch the sky and look for patterns. • predict sun, moon, and star patterns.

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PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

Solving Sky Mysteries Read each mystery. Predict the answer. Mystery 1: The living room window faces east. The kitchen window faces west. Your dog loves to lie in the sun. It is morning. Where will you find your dog? Why do you think so?

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Mystery 2: Your family always eats dinner at the same time. In the summer, it was light outside when you ate. Tonight, you are eating at the time you always do. But it is dark outside! How can this be?

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Mystery 3: Grandma is outside. She is pointing at the moon. “The moon is rising,” she says. “It is so beautiful!” Which direction is Grandma pointing? How do you know?

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Mystery 4: In school, your friend is learning about stars. He is excited to find them in the sky. He goes outside. He sees many stars. Is it day or night? Do you know for sure?

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Grade 1 TCI’s Grade 1 program includes three units. Each unit has a Science Journal, complete with hands-on investigations, text with notes, and checks for understanding.

Unit 3

Unit 1 Plant and Animal Parts 1 How Are Plants and Animals Like Others of the Same Kind? 2 How Are Plants and Animals Like Their Parents?

Grade 1

5 How Do Plants and Animals Sense Things? 6 How Do Plants and Animals Take in Water, Food, Air,

Sky Patterns Science Journal Sample

and Light?

Performance Assessment: Going on Safaris

7 How Do Plants and Animals Stay Safe?

3 What Different Parts Do Plants Have?

8 How Do Young Plants and Animals Stay Safe?

4 What Different Parts Do Animals Have?

Performance Assessment: Taking Care of Your Belongings

Unit 2 Light and Sound 1 How Does Light Help You See?

5 How Does Sound Travel?

2 How Does Light Travel?

6 How Do People Use Light and Sound to Send

3 How Are Shadows Made? Performance Assessment: Exploring with Light 4 How Is Sound Made?

Messages? Performance Assessment: Sending Messages with Sound

Unit 3 Sky Patterns 1 What Do You See in the Sky?

4 Where Is the Moon in the Sky?

2 Where Is the Sun in the Sky?

5 Where Are the Stars in the Sky?

3 How Long Is the Sun in the Sky?

Performance Assessment: Solving Sky Mysteries

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