Saskatchewan Grade 1 Science - Full Year Bundle - GOOGLE/PDF INCLUDED

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Grade 1 – Saskatchewan Science Curriculum – This resource covers all outcomes and indicators in the Grade 1 - Saskatchewan Science Curriculum.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSION - PDF INCLUDED! This gives you the ability to print worksheets as well as distribute a digital copy of the resource to your students on Google Classroom.

Check out each of the strands below to learn more about the resources included in this bundle.

Needs and Characteristics of Living Things

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Living things versus non-living things
  • Living things – plants and animals
  • Major parts of the human body
  • Body parts of humans and other animals
  • Describing common characteristics of animals
  • Nocturnal versus diurnal animals
  • Body parts of different animals
  • Variations of human characteristics – eye, hair, and skin colour
  • Different types of plants – grasses, trees, creepers, climbers, shrubs
  • Life processes – breathing, sleeping, growing, eating
  • Basic needs of animals
  • Basic needs of plants
  • Experiment – growing a plant in different environments
  • How to care for a pet
  • Research – favourite animal
  • How humans meet their basic needs – using tools
  • How animals meet their basic needs – locomotion
  • How living things use the environment to meet their needs
  • What animals eat from the environment
  • How animals eat – swallowing whole, tearing, cracking, chewing their food
  • Shelters – how animals use their environment to make shelters
  • Harmful plants and animals (poison ivy, wild animals)
  • Having allergies to plants and animals – shared reading story
  • Keeping the environment clean
  • Air and water pollution
  • Creating a zoo environment for an animal – understanding their basic needs
  • Hobbies and jobs working with animals
  • Showing respect for living things – how to keep the environment healthy
  • Understanding misinformation in movies – animals can’t speak English
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Using Objects and Materials

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • What are materials?
  • Natural and human-made materials
  • Describe materials using your senses
  • What are objects?
  • Common objects and the materials used to make them
  • How many different materials are used to make an object
  • Characteristics of common materials – waterproof, buoyant, etc.
  • Experiment – will it sink or float?
  • Research – things that float
  • Life preservers – made from floating materials
  • Waterproof materials
  • Experiment – is the material absorbent or does it repel water?
  • Experiment – catching bubbles
  • Stretchy materials
  • Experiment – Can you stick a wooden dowel through a balloon?
  • How the same materials are used for different purposes
  • The purpose of objects – their function and the materials used to make them
  • Testing different objects for different purposes
  • Activity – creating something useful out of clay
  • Experiment – cleaning up 3 different messes using three different tools
  • Joining materials – nails, screws, glue, zippers, buttons, etc.
  • Activity – using joining materials to make an object
  • Activity – designing and building a pencil holder
  • Coding – making objects using coding instructions
  • Wasted materials
  • How to reduce waste by using the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle)
  • Going beyond the 3 R’s – Using the 7 R’s (rot, repair, regift, rethink)
  • Assignment – making a poster about ways to make less waste
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Using our Senses

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • The 5 senses
  • Which body part goes with each sense
  • Using our senses to sort objects
  • Identify parts of the eye – eyelash, eyebrow, eyelid
  • Activity – making binoculars
  • Recognize that fingertips are sensitive to touch
  • Game – What is the object I am feeling?
  • Experiment – testing the sensitivity of different body parts to touch
  • Identify the external parts of the ear
  • Game – What’s that sound?
  • Sorting good sounds and bad sounds
  • Activity – Favourite sounds
  • Experiment: High-pitched sounds versus low-pitched sounds
  • Use smell to identify substances – cinnamon, lemon, mint, banana, etc.
  • Experiment – smelling objects and guessing what they are
  • Activity/Game – find the smelly sock
  • Parts of the nose and their function – nostril, cartilage, hairs
  • Taste – body parts used to taste: the tongue and nose
  • Experiment – Tasting candy with blind taste test
  • Activity – How does the food taste: sweet, salty, sour, or bitter
  • How we can protect our body and keep our senses – sunglasses, washing hands, etc.
  • How we can change objects – change their smell, look, taste, and texture
  • Experiment – sanding rocks to smooth and polish them
  • How our senses can mislead us
  • How humans have different abilities related to our senses
  • Technologies we can use to improve our senses
  • Our senses are not all the same – we have different likes and dislikes
  • Jobs and hobbies we can have based on our senses
  • Describing an environment using our 5 senses (desert, arctic, rainy day, construction site)
  • Exploring and describing different environments – gymnasium, classroom, school yard
  • Using our senses safely
  • Safety symbols that tell us how to use our senses safely around certain substances
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Daily and Seasonal Changes

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • The Sun – source of light and heat
  • Life without the Sun
  • What is a cycle?
  • Day and night cycles
  • Days of the week activities
  • Months of the year activities
  • Experiment – model showing Earth’s rotation causing day and night
  • Activities we do in the day versus night
  • Sequencing events that happen throughout the day and night
  • Shadows caused by blocked sunlight
  • Experiment - creating a sundial
  • Activity – measuring temperature and comparing temperature in the morning and afternoon
  • Research – local weather report activity
  • Nocturnal animals – keeping cool at night
  • Seasonal cycles
  • Seasons – different amounts of heat and light
  • Experiment – Earth orbits around the Sun
  • Activities we do in each season – summer, fall, winter, spring
  • How animals have adapted to seasonal changes
  • Plants adapting to changing seasons – falling leaves
  • Thicker fur, dormancy of plants, migration and hibernation
  • Clothing we wear in each season
  • How humans adapt to seasonal change – air conditioners, clothing, furnace
  • Non-seasonal activities – indoor arenas, swimming indoors, hockey in the summer
  • Activity – making dog booties
  • Cree First Nation Seasonal Round
  • Dene First Nation Seasonal Round
  • Metis Seasonal Round
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities

This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has been tested and found effective in helping students achieve the learning outcomes in the science curriculum.

Answer pages for all slides/sheets are included!