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Moon Phases

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Students will identify the various moon phases and the time periods in which they occur. They will also understand the relationship between tides the moon phases.

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Weather

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Students will: understand how air temperature, wind, and precipitation determine weather, what causes cloud formation and precipitation, recognize how humans and animals adapt to changes in weather that occur as a result of seasonal changes.

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Solar System

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Students will: identify the parts of the solar system, identify different celestial bodies in the solar system, examine the scale of the solar system, understand how gravity and inertia keep celestial bodies in orbit.

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Habitats

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Students will: describe habitats, understand the key elements animals need from their habitat in order to survive, identify various habitats, the animals that live in them, and the basic needs that are met by their habitats.

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Day and Night

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Students will: Understand that the spinning of Earth around an imaginary axis (rotation) results in day and night. Compare shadows at various time of the day. Analyze models displaying sunlight on Earth in a 24-hour period.

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Plate Tectonics

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Students will understand: plate tectonic theory, how continental drift and Earth's continents, the types of plate boundaries (divergent, convergent, and transform), how plate boundaries cause the formation of mountains, volcanoes, rifts, and earthquakes.

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Photosynthesis

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Students will: how plants make food using water, carbon dioxide and energy from the Sun (photosynthesis) and learn that oxygen is a waste produce of photosynthesis.

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Stars and Galaxies

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Students will: learn how stars are formed, learn about the process of nuclear fusion that occurs within a star, identify the stages of a star’s life cycle, recognize that our sun is one of approximately 100 billion stars in our galaxy.

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Compass Rose

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A compass rose that you can place on all sorts of maps, for instance on the map of the United Kingdom, Europe or the world.

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Landforms

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Students will: identify characteristics of various landforms, classify landforms based on their characteristics, recognize some common global landforms.

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Living vs. Non-Living

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Students will: compare living objects to non-living objects, describe the characteristics of each group, learn how to classify objects into either group.

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The Changing Earth

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Recognize that Earth's surface is constantly changing due to the effect of events such as erosion, weathering, volcanoes, and earthquakes, explore the impact of these events on Earth's surface, explore the steps that can be taken to prevent erosion.

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The Water Cycle

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Students will: Understand how water cycles from Earth to the atmosphere and back, Understand evaporation, transpiration, condensation, and precipitation, Label a diagram of the water cycle with the above terms.

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Clouds

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Students will: understand how clouds form as a result of evaporation and condensation, identify various types of clouds, understand where various types of clouds appear in the sky, understand what various clouds indicate in terms of weather.

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Fossils

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Students will: understand the nature of a fossil and how fossils are formed, understand what fossils can teach us about organism development and Earth’s history, examine a variety of fossils, create strategies for identifying a fossil’s organism.

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Rocks and the Rock Cycle

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Students will: understand how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed, identify examples of each type of rock, understand and describe the process by which rock can cycle through each of the three types of rock (the rock cycle)

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