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Grade 1: Science: Energy in our lives

A collection of activities, websites and resources to help support the Ontario, Grade 1 Science curriculum!

Curriculum Expectations


Big Ideas:

• Everything that happens is a result of using some form of energy.
• The sun is the principal source of energy for the earth.
• Humans need to be responsible for the way in which we use energy.

1. assess uses of energy at home, at school, and in the community, and suggest ways to use less energy;
2. investigate how different types of energy are used in daily life;
3. demonstrate an understanding that energy is something that is needed to make things happen, and that the sun is the principal source of energy for the earth.


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Mind Mapping Tools for You:

Kidspiration software

Don't forget the kidspiration software found on all UCDSB computers.  This program is for visual learning: 

graphic organizers, concept mapping, mind mapping, outlining, webbing, and plots and graphs.

Pixie 3 Software

Pixie is creativity software elementary students can use to share their learning through text, original artwork, voice, and images. It can be found on all UCDSB computers!