First Grade Science Curriculum with Lab Kit
The First Grade Science Curriculum Package includes:
- Teacher's Manual
- Resource Pack
- Lab Kit
The McRuffy First Grade Science Curriculum is a complete science program that allows students to discover science in the world around them with engaging activities, lessons, and materials that are aligned with national science standards and several state standards. The curriculum contains 66 lessons that can be taught twice a week for 33 weeks or more often in one semester.
The McRuffy First Grade Science concepts expand upon Kindergarten concepts and include:
Weather, attributes, animals' appetites, measuring and graphing investigations, electricity, states of matter, magnets, movement, and position, exploring mixtures, parts of objects, and more - see the scope & sequence in the pdf sample
Detailed daily lesson plans in the Teacher’s Manual clearly state the objectives, tell what is needed to prepare for the lessons, and give clear directions on how to teach the concepts. In addition, evaluation standards are presented for each unit.
The First Grade Science Workbook provides colorful activities to reinforce concepts taught in the lessons. In addition, the workbook interacts with the science experiments, teaches concepts, and checks knowledge.
The Resource Pack features card activities, photo cards, posters, game boards, and more.
The First Grade Science Lab Kit is non-consumable, and the same kit is reused in the Kindergarten curriculum. Upgrade kits are available beyond 1st grade. The kit includes the following:
- Magnet collection: magnet wand, two small bar magnets, and three ring magnets
- Safety Mirror
- 20 Piece Pattern Block Set
- 3 Alligator Clip Wires
- Ping Pong Ball and Wooden Ball
- Wire Rimmed Color Chips
- Bulb Holder and Bulb
- Wooden Ring Magnet Stand
- Miscellaneous Pieces
Note: The iron filing tube and petri dish pictured in the photograph are no longer used in the curriculum and are no longer in the kit.
Other everyday items are used in the curriculum but not included in the lab kit to keep the cost to a minimum.