• We use the Science 21 program to teach our Science curriculum.  It is an integrated K-6 science curriculum developed at the Putnum/Northern Westchester BOCES.  The main focus of the program is on hands-on, inquiry-based science.  Math, language arts and technology are integrated into the program.  Here are the "Big Ideas in Science Education":

    • Less content is more
    • Building on prior experiences
    • Student as Scientist
    • Connecting science to math, technology and language arts
    • Better tools & strategies to evaluate student learning in science

    First Grade Scope and Sequence: "Order in Our World"

    Unit 1:  Organizing Ourselves to do Science Investigations

    Unit 2:  Investigating Attributes & Properties of Objects

    Unit 3:  Identifying States of Matter

    Unit 4:  Investigating Living Things