Mr. Bertoch teaches science using Mastery Badges instead of grades.  This is a much more meaningful way of instruction, that ensures students learn while avoiding the nonsensical notion that it is possible to fail to learn

What Is A Mastery Badge?

Complete First Grade Science Curriculum 

This list includes the 16 packets pre-selected for first-grade students. Each packet includes everything you need and should take you about two weeks to complete.

Grade LevelMastery BadgeContent TaughtFREE Packet
1st1Sunrise & SunsetLaunching February, 2023
1st2The Moon Changes Each MonthLaunching February, 2023 
1st3Where Do The Stars Go At Night?Launching February, 2023
1st4The Days Are Longer In The SummerLaunching February, 2023
1st5Why Does My Shadow Change?Launching February, 2023
1st6Children Are Similar But Not Identical To Their ParentsLaunching February, 2023
1st7Plants Need Sunlight To GrowLaunching February, 2023
1st8Some Animals Have CamouflageLaunching February, 2023
1st9Parents Often Care For OffspringLaunching February, 2023
1st10Light Helps Us See ThingsLaunching February, 2023
1st11Some Objects Make Their Own Light, Others Need An External Source of LightLaunching February, 2023
1st12Light can pass through, bounce off of, and be blocked by objects.Launching February, 2023
1st13Making A Drum, Feeling Sound VibrationsLaunching February, 2023
1st14Some Animals Have Backbones & Some Don’tLaunching February, 2023
1st15Insects Are An Interesting Type of AnimalLaunching February, 2023
1st16Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, & MammalsLaunching February, 2023