The First Grade Science Curriculum Package includes:
- Teacher's Manua
- 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 two lessons 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
McRuffy First Science Sample (Teacher's Manual, Workbook, and Resource Pack)
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. Evaluation standards are presented for each unit.
The First Grade Science Workbook provides colorful activities to reinforce concepts taught in the lessons. The workbook interacts with the science experiments, teaches concepts, and checks knowledge.
The Resource Pack features card activities, photo cards, posters, laminated games 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 1 st grade. The kit includes:
- Magnet collection: magnet wand, 2 small bar magnets, and 3 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
Other common items are used in the curriculum, but not included in the lab kit in order to keep the cost to a minimum.