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Grade 1 Topic A: Creating Colour

Identify and evaluate methods for creating colour and for applying colours to different materials.

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Grade 1 Topic B: Seasonal Changes

Students learn that changes in their environment occur in a regular pattern known as the seasons. ...students are guided to discover that there are larger patterns of change that affect the life habits of many living things.

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Grade 1 Topic C: Building Things

Construct objects and models of objects, using a variety of different materials. 
Identify the purpose of different components in a personally constructed object or model, and identify corresponding components in a related object or model.

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Grade 1 Topic D:Senses

Students develop an awareness of their own senses and how they are used.

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Grade 1 Topic E: Needs of Animals and Plants

Students learn about living things and what they need to live and grow ...developing skills for describing and classifying what they see. ... how living things survive, what they need and how their needs are met. Students also learn about their own responsibility in caring for living things.

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Try this art idea from the New York Zoos and Aquarium:

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Authorized Learning Resources

Find other authorized resources by using the Alberta Education Authorized Resource Database.

For some great resources on all elementary science topics check these titles: