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Credit Recovery Science, Grade 1, 2005

1.) Select appropriate tools and technological resources needed to gather, analyze, and interpret data.

Examples: platform balances, hand lenses, computers, maps, graphs, journals

2.) Identify basic properties of objects.

Examples: size, shape, color, texture

3.) Describe effects of forces on objects, including change of speed, direction, and position.

4.) Describe survival traits of living things, including color, shape, size, texture, and covering.

•  Classifying plants and animals according to physical traits

- animals—six legs on insects,

- plants—green leaves on evergreen trees

•  Identifying developmental stages of plants and animals

- plants—seed developing into seedling, seedling developing into tree;

- animals—piglet developing into pig, kid developing into goat

•  Describing a variety of habitats and natural homes of animals
5.) Identify parts of the human body, including the head, neck, shoulders, arms, spine, and legs.

•  Recognizing the importance of a balanced diet for healthy bones
•  Discussing the relationship of muscles and bones to locomotion
•  Discussing the relationship of bones to protection of vital organs
Example: protection of brain by skull

•  Identifying technology used by scientists to study the human body
Examples: X-ray images, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

6.) Recognize evidence of animals that no longer exist.

7.) Identify components of Earth's surface, including soil, rocks, and water.

8.) Recognize daily changes in weather, including clouds, precipitation, and temperature.

•  Recognizing instruments used to observe weather
Examples: thermometer, rain gauge, wind sock, weather vane

•  Recording weather data using weather journals, charts, and maps
9.) Identify ways to conserve Earth's resources.

Example: turning off lights and water when not in use

10.) Describe uses of recycled materials.

Examples: manufacture of paper products from old newspapers, production of mulch from trees

11.) Compare the day sky to the night sky as observed with the unaided eye.

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