S1CS3. Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities.

a. Use ordinary hand tools and instruments to construct, measure, and look at objects.

b. Make something that can actually be used to perform a task, using paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, metal, or existing objects.

c. Identify and practice accepted safety procedures in manipulating science materials and equipment.

1st Grade Science

This standard requires students to use and make tools that will help them with scientific activities and experiments. This standard also requires students to use safety procedures when working with or making tools and performing experiments.


1. Create your own ruler using construction paper and markers. *Use the rulers provided for guidance.

2. Use the magnifying glass to look at the leaves, rocks, and bugs up close.

3. Measure the length of the leaves.

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