Science, 2009
  Grade Level:   K-1  
  EALR 3:   Application  
  Big Idea:   Application (APP)  
  Core Content:   Tools and Materials                   
  Description:   Students learn to use simple tools (e.g., pencils, scissors) and materials (e.g., paper, tape, glue, and cardboard) to solve problems in creative ways. Though students have a natural inclination to use tools and materials to make things, guidance is required to channel these interests into solving a practical problem. Although students are not expected to make a distinction between science and technology at this age, they can and should develop the idea that tools and materials can be used to solve problems, and that many problems can have more than one solution.  
  Content Standard:   K-1 APPC A problem may have more than one acceptable solution.  
Students are expected to:
  • Develop two possible solutions to solve a simple problem (e.g., design a napping place for a favorite stuffed animal; decide on the best food to eat for lunch).*b
    Mathematics Connection
  • *b    K.5.F, 1.6.G    Describe how a problem was solved.