Grade 1 Science Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures

For children in Grade 1 learning about the structures that make up buildings and objects in their world.

From the Curriculum:

This topic focuses on helping students to make the distinction between objects and materials through investigation of the observable characteristics of objects and the specific properties of the materials from which the objects are made. Students will learn that a structure is not only an object in itself but also the supporting framework that holds an object together. They will also investigate how the materials and structure of an object determine its purpose and how choices of materials for objects and structures have a direct effect on the environment.

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.