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

Full implementation of the 2018 Standards of Learning (SOL) begins with the 2022-23 academic year. State testing of the 2018 SOL starts in spring 2023. To access the 2018 Science SOL, please visit the Virginia Department of Education Science Standards of Learning website.