K -1st Grade Lessons

Float the Boat

Activity: Students will design and test their own boat. Students may complete the Student Journal document to record their experiment.

Standards:

K.ETS1.1 Engineering Design

1) Ask and answer questions about the scientific world and gather information using the senses.

1.ETS1.1 Engineering Design

1) Solve scientific problems by asking testable questions, making short term and long term observations, and gathering information.

float the boat.docx
K-Float the Boat.pdf

Flying: Past, Present Future

Classify and sort airplanes using past, present, future. Design an airplane of the future.

Standards:

K.24 Use correct words and phrases related to chronology and time (now, long ago, before,

after; morning, afternoon, night; today, tomorrow, yesterday, last or next week, month, year;

and present, past, and future tenses of verbs).

K.27 Use correct words and phrases related to chronology and time (now, long ago, before,

after; morning, afternoon, night; today, tomorrow, yesterday, last or next week, month, year;

and present, past, and future tenses of verbs).

1.37 Interpret information presented in picture timelines to show the sequence of events and

distinguish between past, present, and future.

Flying Lesson.pdf
cut_paste.pdf
labels.pdf
Sorting cards.pdf

Measuring Flight

Create a straw glider and measure the length of flight.

Standards:

K.ETS2 Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

1) Use appropriate tools (magnifying glass, basic balance scale) to make observations and answer testable scientific questions.

1.ETS2 Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

1) Use appropriate tools (magnifying glass, basic balance scale) to make observations and answer testable scientific questions.

1.MD.A.2 Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.

2) Measure the length of an object using non-standard units and express this link as a whole number.

Measuring Flight.docx

Design a Parachute

Students will design and test a parachute.

Standards:

K.ETS2

Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

1) Use appropriate tools (magnifying glass, basic balance scale) to make observations and answer testable scientific questions.

1.ETS2 Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

1) Use appropriate tools (magnifying glass, basic balance scale) to make observations and answer testable scientific questions.

Design a Parachute.docx

Amelia Earhart: Woman of Courage

Read and discuss the courage of Amelia Earhart. Discuss ways to show courage.

Standards:

K.17

1RI.IKI.7 - Either orally or in writing when appropriate, use the illustrations and words in a text to describe its key ideas.