Early Years 1 Science

The science component of the PYP is characterized by concepts and skills rather than by content. Therefore, OurPlanet ensures that a breadth and balance of science content is covered through the units of inquiry. The knowledge component of science in the PYP is arranged into four strands: 

  • Living things
  • Earth and Space
  • Materials and Matter
  • Forces and Energy.

What will students will be working on this year?

Earth and Space

  • talk about activities that occur during the day and night
  • compare activities that occur during the seasons
  • make connections between the weather and how to protect himself or herself
  • identify simple patterns in daily and seasonal cycles
  • observe the features of the local environment that are affected by daily and seasonal cycles.

Living things

  • observe the needs of living things that enable them to stay healthy
  • observe and describe the characteristics of living and non-living things
  • take responsibility for living things found in his or her environment.


  • Observe carefully in order to gather data.
  • Use scientific vocabulary to explain their observations and experiences.
  • Interpret and evaluate data gathered in order to draw conclusions
  • Identify or generate a question or problem to be explored.
  • Make and test predictions.