Nature of Science and Engineering

Inspiration + Resources for 1st Grade Teachers

SUBSTRAND: The Practice of Science

STANDARD Scientists

Scientists work as individuals and in groups to investigate the natural world, emphasizing evidence and communicating with others.

BENCHMARKS: Observations for Questions Descriptions & Comparisons

SUBSTRAND: Interactions Among Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Society

STANDARD Nature of Science and Engineering

Designed and natural systems exist in the world. These systems are made up of components that act within a system and interact with other systems.

BENCHMARKS: Parts in Natural Things


Men and women throughout the history of all cultures, including Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities, have been involved in engineering design and scientific inquiry.

BENCHMARKS: Tools for Solving Problems

1st Grade Unpacked Standards

1st Grade Success Criteria

MN STEM Teacher Center

Engineering Book List (Destiny Library Catalog)

Pebble Go Science Articles List

Pebble Go: Science and Engineering Methods

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