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Grade 1: Science: Materials, objects, and every day structures

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

Curriculum Expectations


Big Ideas:

• Objects have observable characteristics and are made from materials.
• Materials have specific properties.
• An object is held together by its structure.
• The materials and structure of an object determine its purpose.
• Humans make choices related to their use of objects and materials that have a direct effect on the environment.

1. assess the impact on people and the environment of objects and structures and the materials used in them;
2. investigate structures that are built for a specific purpose to see how their design and materials suit the purpose;
3. demonstrate an understanding that objects and structures have observable characteristics and are made from materials with specific properties that determine how they are used.

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Fun with materials, objects and everyday structures....

Book Suggestions

Visit your public library or pay a visit to your school's learning commons to see if they have these or similar books.

K-Gr. 6: Ask Us/Demande Moi

K-Gr. 6: How do I find out about my topic?

Organize your ideas:

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!