First Grade Next Generation Science Standards

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First Grade Next Generation Science Standards

Note: For a complete list visit the Next Generation Science Standards page. (Link)

Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems  
  • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations  
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data  
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Crosscutting Ideas:

  • Patterns
  • Cause and Effect
  • Structure and Function

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • Physical Science
    • Solids and Liquids – Structures and Properties of Matter
  • Life Science
    • New Plants – Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
  • Earth / Space Science
    • Pebbles, Sand and Silt – Interactions of Earth Materials and Systems

Participate Productively in Science:

  • Understand the appropriate norms for presenting scientific arguments and evidence 
  • Practice productive social interactions with peers in the context of classroom science investigations
  • Understand the importance of doing science together in groups 
  • Share ideas with peers, build interpretive accounts of data, and work together to discern which accounts are most persuasive