Grade One Science Content and Skills

Grade one science content and skills are based on the Virginia State Standards of Learning for Science. Grade one science content is organized in level-appropriate thematic units. Students develop fundamental science process skills including observation, experimental design, data analysis, and graphing.

Key topics studied in grade one include:

  • Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic
  • Force, Motion, & Energy
  • Matter
  • Resources
  • Life Processes
  • Earth Patterns, Cycles, & Change
  • Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems

Standards of Learning Assessment

Grade one content and skills are included on a locally developed assessment students take at the end of their third grade year.


 The 2018 Science Standards are located below.