Unit One: Measurement of Properties


Measurement of Physical Properties

I can describe objects and substances by color, size, and shape.


I can describe the texture of an object or substance (rough, smooth).


I can describe the hardness of an object or substance by touching it (hard, soft, stiff, flexible).


I can show that an object or substance sinks or floats in water.


I can measure lengths in centimeters.


I can measure lengths in meters.


I can use a ruler and meter stick to measure lengths in centimeters and meters.


I can choose the appropriate tool to measure liquid volumes (measuring cups, measuring spoons,

graduated cylinders, and beakers).


I can use the appropriate tool to measure liquid volumes (measuring cups, measuring spoons, graduated cylinders, and beakers).


I can compare the mass of objects using a balance (heavier - more mass, lighter - less mass, the same - equal mass).



Measurement of Material Composition

I can recognize objects that are made up of single substances.


I can recognize objects that are made up of more than one substance.




Unit Two: Plant Life



Plant Life Requirements

I can identify that plants need air, water, and light to survive.


I can recognize that plants need air, water, and sunlight to make their own food.



Plant Life Cycles

I can identify that plants have a life cycle.


I can describe the life cycle of plants using seed, plant, flower, fruit, and seed.



Observable Characteristicsof Plants

I can recognize that plants of the same type have the same characteristics (leaf shape, flower type, color and size).


I can recognize that characteristics are passed from a parent plant to it's young from it's seeds.



Unit Three: Earth's Surface Features


Earth's Surface Features

I can describe major landforms on the Earth's surface (mountains, plains, plateaus, valleys and hills).



Earth's Water Movement

I can describe that rainwater flows downhill over the Earth's surface.


I can describe that rainwater collects into bodies of water.


I can describe that rainwater soaks into the soil.


I can describe the major bodies of water on the Earth's surface (lakes, ponds, oceans, rivers, streams).



Unit Four: Uses and Properties of Water


Uses and Properties of Water

I can recognize different sources of water (wells, springs, lakes, rivers, oceans).


I can identify where fresh water comes from.


I can identify where salty water comes from.


I can recognize different household uses of water (drinking, cleaning, food preparation).


I can identify what type of water (fresh or salty) would best suit each of these household uses.


I can describe liquid water as visible, flowing, and taking the shape of it's container.


I can describe where liquid water is found in nature (rain, dew, fog).


I can describe solid water as hard, visible, frozen and icy.


I can describe where solid water is found in nature (ice, snow, hail).


Last Modified on August 17, 2010