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  • Brighten Your Corner

     Grade 1


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    Program Description
    2 hour program
    1 class (32 students)

     In this year’s program, students channel their energy in team building activities, used to support multiple engagements of scientific wonder. Hear instruments roar, feel materials vibrate, see ROY-G-BIV shine and a host of other notable reflections await guests! Our program concludes as groups leave with music box material and accompanying instruction as their souvenir! Extended weeks have been added to allow greater participation of schools.


    Pre-Visit Materials
    Lesson Plan
    Post Visit Materials

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

    1-PS4-3 Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Plan and Carry Out Investigations

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    PS4.A: Wave Properties

     Cross Cutting Concepts

    Cause and Effect

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
    SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
    M1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them