STEM Lab Grade 1   (#5020080)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

This course offers students an opportunity to deepen science, mathematics, engineering, and technology skills.  The primary content focus will be to expand knowledge of current grade level standards in mathematics and science by applying that content in a real world, hands-on situation involving engineering and technology.  For first grade, themes will focus on the investigation of number sense, measurement, geometry, earth science, life science, and physical science concepts.

Students will participate in various hands-on STEM activities in this supplemental course to assist in the mastery of current grade level mathematics and science standards.

Instructional Practices 
Teaching from a range of complex text is optimized when teachers in all subject areas implement the following strategies on a routine basis:

  1. Ensuring wide reading from complex text that varies in length.
  2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  3. Emphasizing text-specific complex questions, and cognitively complex tasks, reinforce focus on the text and cultivate independence.
  4. Emphasizing students supporting answers based upon evidence from the text.
  5. Providing extensive research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

Science and Engineering Practices (NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education, 2010)

  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
  • Developing and using models.
  • Planning and carrying out investigations.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking.
  • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).
  • Engaging in argument from evidence.
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English Language Learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in science and math.  For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success.  The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL's need for communication and social skills.  To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:  http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SC.pdf.

General Information

Course Number: 5020080
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: STEM Lab 1
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: State Board Approved

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Is A Tree House A Living Thing?:

Learn to differentiate between living and nonliving things and their characteristics in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

A Journal of Clues:

Keep written and pictorial records of investigations in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Babies at the Zoo!:

Learn about the offspring of plants and animals, make observations of physical features of parents and new babies, and identify variation between plants and animals at the CPALMS Zoo in this interactive tutorial. 

 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring Kangaroo Island Part 3: The Waters:

Make observations of the plants, animals and environment in the waters of Australia's Kangaroo Island.

This interactive tutorial is part 3 of 3. Click below to explore other habitats on Kangaroo Island.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring Kangaroo Island Part 2: The Woodlands:

Make observations of the plants, animals and overall environment in the woodlands of Australia's Kangaroo Island.

This interactive tutorial is part 1 of 3. Click below to explore other habitats on Kangaroo Island.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring Kangaroo Island Part 1: The Coast:

Make observations of the plants, animals and environment along the coastline of Australia's Kangaroo Island.

This interactive tutorial is part 1 of 3. Click below to explore other habitats on Kangaroo Island.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

CER: Writing a Great Paragraph:

Learn how to write a great "CER" paragraph that includes a claim, evidence, and reasoning with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Germs: How Do You Know?:

Learn how germs that make people sick can spread and why doctors might ask you to learn from home even if you don’t feel sick with this interactive tutorial

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Magnification:

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

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sorting Part 4: Sinking and Floating:

Make and test predictions to see if different items sink or float in water in this interactive tutorial.

This is Part 4 in a four-part series about sorting.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sorting Part 3: Temperature:

Learn all about temperature and use temperature to sort different types of food in this interactive tutorial.

This is Part 3 in a four-part series about sorting.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sorting Part 2: Weight:

Learn about weight and use weight to sort different types of sports balls. 

This is Part 2 in a four-part series about sorting.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sorting Part 1: Size, Shape, Color, and Texture:

Sort bugs and other critters by their different attributes, including size, shape, color, and texture, in this interactive tutorial.

This is Part 1 in a four-part series about sorting.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What Goes Up:

Look at the effect gravity has on objects as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Circus of Movement:

Looks at the different ways things can move in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Seeing Stars:

Explore stars in outer space (including our own Sun) in this interactive tutorial. You'll learn what they're made of, how many there are, and how magnifiers can help us see them.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parts of a Plant:

Look at a plant and what each part does as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Playing with Science: Push & Pull:

Learn how to change the motion of an object by applying pushing and pulling forces using a variety of toys.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Happy Halloween! Textual Evidence and Inferences:

Cite text evidence and make inferences about the "real" history of Halloween in this spooky interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism:

This tutorial from Cornell University includes the what, why, how, and when of documenting sources in a research paper. You will learn what plagiarism is, when and how to document sources, the difference between primary and secondary sources, and definitions of the following words: documentation, citation, and reference. Afterward, you will have a chance to identify correct and incorrect examples of proper documentation.

Type: Tutorial

Video/Audio/Animation

What Do Animals Eat?:

This video segment samples the diversity of feeding habits among some of the world's creatures. Different animals eat different things through different mechanisms.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.