Mrs. Hamilton, Science, 1st Grade


Hamilton's Science Update 12-4-23

Hi families,

I hope everyone enjoyed hearing about the Earth's orbit around the sun, and the moon's orbit around Earth. Personally, I think our highlight last week was making our own telescope lens to see small stars.

Hopefully your Junior Scientists told you all about it.

This week we will watch the moon's orbit around Earth, make our own moon phase calendar, and play with moon phases to learn about a beautiful pattern in our sky. When the moon is growing like a 'D' it is moving from the New Moon to Full Moon. When the moon is closing into a 'C' it is moving from Full Moon to New Moon. 

Science is fun! 🙂

Hamilton's Science Update 11/27/23

Hi families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break and the wonderful examples of Earth's rotation and revolution in our weather. As we return to school we will begin with a small review of our previous discussions, and then move into our next focus - the moon.

This week we will discuss the moon's orbit of the Earth. Why do we see different shapes of the moon? How can we recognize a pattern? Why are there times when the moon blocks out the sun? Why are there times when the Earth blocks out the moon?

Ah, the beauty of science 🙂


Hamilton's Science Update 11-13-23

Hi families,

Last week in Science our amazing students looked into Earth's rotation and revolution. Our Junior Scientist quickly connected to the concept of a day being one rotation and had fun investigating ways to prove the time of day.

This week we will look into the sun, as well as the revolution Earth travels, and ask: How is Earth heated from the sun? What changes on Earth as a revolution around the sun is made? How do we have a year? How do we have seasons?

We are having fun with science 🙂

Hamilton's Social Studies Update 11-6-23

Hi families,

We are excited to switch back from Social Studies and begin our studies on Earth Science. This unit will include a connection to our planet, moon, sun, and larger solar system. We will recognize why we have different times of day, month, and year. Our students will follow the pattern of the moon, and how the moon impacts ocean tides. We will even look at different planets, how planets are considered 'living', and end the unit with making our own living planet.

This week we will look at the connection our planet has to the sun and ask: How do we have a day? How do we have a month? How do we have a year?

We are blasting off to some science fun!


Hamilton's Science Update 9-25-23

Hi Families,

Last week, our students did an amazing job of comparing light and sound and learning all about these scientific properties. This week, we will play with our new found knowledge and experiment with light and sound.

Our experiments will include how light is used to find germs as well as how sound is able to move other objects. It will be a week of investigation fun :)


Hamilton's Science Update 8-18-23

We have AMAZING Junior Scientist working on 1st Grade Science!!! Last week we immersed ourselves in science lingo and recognized the science skills we already have. 

This week we will focus on the difference between light and light sources. The fun vocabulary of light science, and recognizing these forms. Hopefully, you can have fun with this as well :)

We are off to a week with science fun!


Hamilton's Science Update 9-11-23

This week, we will begin our Science Unit of Light and Sound. Our Junior Scientist will investigate what light sources are, light waves, and colors. Students will recognize how light waves travel, and how fast. From this, we will learn how objects absorb and reflect colors. To end the week with a fun experiment, our Junior Scientists will make their own rainbow, as they are the gold at the end :)

We are off to a week of science fun!