Exploration fuels first graders’ STEM science journey.
First graders gain new understandings of everyday concepts through investigation and exploration. For STEM learning, students use their imagination and prior knowledge to answer questions about what they know and develop their own ideas of how things work.Try it for Free
What does STEM look like in first grade?
What do first graders learn in STEM?
In our first-grade STEM curriculum, students revisit topics in math and science and explore new subjects. Physical Science gives the youngest scientists the opportunity to grow their understanding of everyday objects and how they work in our daily lives. For Inquiry Science activities, students play and experiment to see what happens and begin to build their own rules and expectations about how the world works. Life Science activities will expand on what the students learned in kindergarten about plants and animals by focusing on the characteristics of living things and the diversity of life. In the Earth and Space Science lessons, students will receive the foundation to develop an understanding of the Earth. Our 1st-grade curriculum prepares students for 2nd-grade STEM!
See how Science4Us supports early learners in the following grades.
Science4Us is simple to set up and implement. The digitally delivered content also includes offline, hands-on activities designed especially for kindergarten students. With Science4Us, it’s possible to fit engaging, evidence-based science lessons into the school day. The proof is in the details. Take a look.
- The Science4Us curriculum focuses on the core ideas in each module and eliminates extraneous information that might inhibit comprehension
- STEM activities and games align with Next Generation Science Standards.
- The science content is heavily supported with visuals and audio cues for nonreaders and emergent readers.
- Each lesson incorporates literacy and math.
- Core ideas are well established, and concepts are repeated in various formats, making mastery more accessible for early learners.
- STEM activities and lessons are designed to be instructional and offer strong contextual support through feedback and hints.
- Students can play activities multiple times, allowing for the discovery and reinforcement of connections independently through repetition.
- Teachers are provided with science pedagogy videos and thoroughly detailed lesson plans to feel at ease when teaching the content.
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Science projects don’t have to be complicated. Check out these fun science projects and experiments from the Science4Us Curriculum that can be done with everyday household items.
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Science skills are often difficult to acquire. Science4Us makes it fun and opens doors to students who have shut down science. Science in the past is something they thought they couldn’t learn. Now they can.- Science4Us Director, Advance Learning Academy, FL
Science4Us is a huge resource for my classroom. I love to see how the videos, songs and activities encourage students to think in new ways about the things they experience. My students look forward to science time every day!- Science4Us Teacher, Advance Learning Academy, FL
My students need to start science early to prepare for later grades. Science4Us gives them that foundation for science that they need. It’s also an avenue for critical thinking and problem-solving, skills they can apply across all domains.- Science4Us Principal, Broward County Public Schools, FL
Science4Us meets the needs of our digital natives. It allows them to do experiments, practice reading skills and produce math in relation to science. My second graders LOVED it. They really enjoyed the interactive notebook and being able to go back and see how their ideas changed as they learned more.- Science4Us Teacher, Palm Beach County Public School District, FL
When I walk down the halls, kids grab me by the legs and say, ‘we’re going to science!’ I was amazed because I hadn’t heard that enthusiasm from students before. Science4Us shows students how fun learning science can be and that they can do science. It involves them more [in learning] and says, ‘now you do it!’- Science4Us Teacher, Broward County Public Schools, FL
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The program provides comprehensive lesson plans and embedded professional development. Science4Us has everything you need for whole groups, small groups, or 1:1, offering plenty of ways to practice and expand. What about science centers? Yes, Science4Us makes it easy to assign for centers, too.
With 28 modules ready to deliver literacy-infused science lessons to your K-2 students, what are you waiting for? Take out a Science4Us trial today!Sign Up For Free Get a Quote