Standard #: SC.1.E.5.3

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Investigate how magnifiers make things appear bigger and help people see things they could not see without them.

General Information

Subject Area: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Big Idea: Earth in Space and Time - Humans continue to explore Earth's place in space. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the Solar System, and Earth. Humankind's need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of our Solar System.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

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5020020: Science Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720020: Access Science Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5020080: STEM Lab Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SC.1.E.5.In.3 Identify that magnifiers enlarge the appearance of objects.
SC.1.E.5.Su.3 Match a magnified item to its original item.
SC.1.E.5.Pa.3 Recognize a familiar object enlarged by magnification.

Related Resources


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Salt crystal This grain of salt has been magnified. Magnification makes the salt grain look very different.

Lesson Plans

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In this lesson, students will explore the stars in the sky using observations with our eyes and observations with hand lenses. Students will also explore folktales of how the shapes in the stars came to be.

Telescopes and Constellations

In this two-session lesson, students will use a real telescope to observe how objects appear closer in an artificial night sky. Students will also create a telescope model that will represent how a specific constellation looks in the night sky. The students will be using a Science Journal or "My Space Book" to make a pictorial record of their findings.

Magnify It! In this lesson, students will view objects of various sizes from several viewing distances to discover that their visual field is limited. Students will record what they see and will compare their observations with classmates in an open, nonjudgmental forum. They will have the opportunity to speculate about and experiment freely with magnifying glasses and will also conduct more structured experiments.

Original Student Tutorial

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Learn about magnification, how it works, and different types of magnifiers with this interactive tutorial!

Unit/Lesson Sequence

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These lessons allow students to explore how magnifiers work by using different types of magnifiers to observe classroom objects and their own creations.

Student Resources

Original Student Tutorial

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Learn about magnification, how it works, and different types of magnifiers with this interactive tutorial!

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