First Grade Resources

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Building a Simulated Volcano
Building a Simulated Volcano
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Building a Simulated Volcano
The objective of this science project was to build a model of a volcano and observe reaction between different substances, including baking soda and vinegar.
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How Sound Travels Through Air and Solids
How Sound Travels Through Air and Solids
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How Sound Travels Through Air and Solids
This classic children's game demonstrates how sound travels through air vs. through a solid.
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The Speed of Sound on a String
The Speed of Sound on a String
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The Speed of Sound on a String
This classic children's game-connecting two cups with a string-demonstrates sound's ability to travel through air vs through a solid.
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Density Experiment
Density Experiment
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Density Experiment
This is a quick, easy science fair project that conveys the idea of density to preschool and early elementary children.
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How Does Pressure Change Minerals?
How Does Pressure Change Minerals?
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How Does Pressure Change Minerals?
In this science fair project, students learn how pressure can make the minerals in a rock line up in the same direction and form bands and foliation.
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Glove In a Jar: Demonstration of a Closed System
Glove In a Jar: Demonstration of a Closed System
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Glove In a Jar: Demonstration of a Closed System
In this science fair experiment, children demonstrate the relationship between the amount of stuff and the amount of pressure in a closed system.
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Air Pressure Science Experiment: Balloon and a Jar
Air Pressure Science Experiment: Balloon and a Jar
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Air Pressure Science Experiment: Balloon and a Jar
In this air pressure science experiment with a balloon and a jar, children will use heat to create a partial vacuum and suck a balloon into a jar.
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How Well Does Sound Travel Through a Gas? A Liquid? A Solid?
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How Well Does Sound Travel Through a Gas? A Liquid? A Solid?
In this sound experiment children listen for differences as they tap on a bag of air, a bag of water, and a wooden block held up to their ears.
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Pasta Coquina: Make Your Own Sedimentary Rock
Pasta Coquina: Make Your Own Sedimentary Rock
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Pasta Coquina: Make Your Own Sedimentary Rock
In this experiment, students will create their own version of coquina, a sedimentary rock thatâs formed by seashells and sand, cemented by seawater minerals.
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How do Sedimentary Layers Form?
How do Sedimentary Layers Form?
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How do Sedimentary Layers Form?
In this science fair project, students discover how sedimentary layers form as sediments like mud, silt and sand settle over time.
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Leaf Rubbings: Shapes and Patterns
Leaf Rubbings: Shapes and Patterns
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Leaf Rubbings: Shapes and Patterns
In this project combining nature, art, math, and science, children make rubbings of leaves then observe shapes and structures and sort the leaf images.
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What is Surface Tension?
What is Surface Tension?
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What is Surface Tension?
What is surface tension? Kids will discover how water-skating insects use surface tension to keep from sinking by making a model water walker.
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Dissolving Packing Peanuts
Dissolving Packing Peanuts
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Dissolving Packing Peanuts
Learn how starch and carbohydrates interact with different solvents in this fun and easy packing peanut science fair project.
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Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
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Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
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Edible Flowers
Edible Flowers
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Edible Flowers
Here is an activity that your kids can make for Mother's Day, a garden pot filled with edible "flowers".
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Custom Koozies
Custom Koozies
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Custom Koozies
Here's a fun Fourth of July craft that will delight kids of many ages.
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Create a Clay Garden Relief Sculpture
Create a Clay Garden Relief Sculpture
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Create a Clay Garden Relief Sculpture
Take the art making outside: have your first grader make a clay relief sculpture of the natural world. This is a great activity for summer.
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Explore Color Science with Grape Juice
Explore Color Science with Grape Juice
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Explore Color Science with Grape Juice
Your kid will be captivated as she watches liquids change color before her very eyes during this fun science project that introduces some chemistry basics.
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Flashlight Science: Transparent or Opaque?
Flashlight Science: Transparent or Opaque?
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Flashlight Science: Transparent or Opaque?
Play this flashlight game with your child to teach him about objects that are transparent, translucent, and opaque.
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Make a Soap Carving
Make a Soap Carving
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Make a Soap Carving
Have your child imitate the masters or create her own work of art with a bar of soap!
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Making Plants Grow
Making Plants Grow
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Making Plants Grow
The objective of this science project is to determine the length of time for different seeds to germinate.
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Reading Rewards
Reading Rewards
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Reading Rewards
Here's a motivational kit that lets your emerging reader know you're with him for the whole wild ride.
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Learn about Life Cycle in a Bowl!
Learn about Life Cycle in a Bowl!
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Learn about Life Cycle in a Bowl!
Help your first grade scientist learn about metamorphosis by observing the life cycle of some interesting creepy crawlies.
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Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
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Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
Take this "paper plate snack test" with your child for a hands-on lesson in making healthier choices to teach your child about what's in his food.
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Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
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Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
Study science with your first grader in this arts and crafts activity that models the reason why fall leaves change color with some paint and crayons.
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First Grade Resources

First grade represents the first year of growth and improvement in schooling. Counting becomes addition and subtraction. Words become sentences. First-grade kids are introduced to more complicated social topics such as culture and scientific subjects like potential versus kinetic energy. The Learning Library’s first-grader resources are engaging and skills-based to help young students seamlessly transition into the next phase of their education.

Resources to Build on First Grade Foundations

As small scholars continue to grow in height, their brains grow as well. The Learning Library is an easy-to-navigate source for teachers and parents. The library of resources provides academic yet stimulating guided lessons, lesson plans, hands-on challenges and more that are created by ace educators.

First-grade students continue to build a strong educational foundation while being introduced to a wider variety of topics such as map reading and the anatomy of plants. In addition to old-school pen-and-paper school work, first-grade is a time students become more comfortable with computers. While many adults may have never had computer or typing courses in school, today students are introduced to computers and keyboards right off the bat. Games with captivating and colorful illustrations help first-graders learn how to use the spacebar, get familiar with key locations and begin to type words. Learning typing skills at a young age supports accuracy and speed as they grow.

Beyond the keyboard and traditional subjects, the resource library offers tools on mindfulness, mindful eating, self-awareness, and other self-improvement methods so kids can absorb more of the world around them and gain resilience and compassion.