Skills and Tools
Scientists use a variety of tools to extend their senses and collect information. First grade students will enjoy using hand lenses, balances, magnets and weather instruments, among other tools. Visit each section below for more ideas.
Students conduct classroom and outdoor investigations while following home and school safety procedures and use environmentally appropriate and responsible practices.
Students develop abilities to ask scientific questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations.
Students know that information and critical thinking are used in scientific problem solving.
Students use age-appropriate tools and models to investigate the natural world.