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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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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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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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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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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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Planets

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Students will identify the planets, their unique characteristics, and their place in the solar system.

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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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Match the landscape

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Match the name of the landscape type with the corresponding image.

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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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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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Volcanoes

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Students will: understand why, how and where volcanoes occur, distinguish between composite, shield and cinder cone volcanoes, identify and label the main parts of a volcano.

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Earth's History through Rocks, Fossils and Tree Rings

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Students will learn how fossils, rocks, and tree rings help us to understand—and help provide a timeline for— Earth’s history.

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The Earth System

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Students will: understand Earth's four main spheres (lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere), recognize that Earth system science helps scientist to understand the way in which events in one sphere are caused by-or impact-other spheres.

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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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Patterns in the Night Sky

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Learn that stars form unchanging patterns in the sky, understand that some groups of stars form distinct patterns (constellations), understand that Earth’s rotation causes changes in the perceived position of constellations in the night sky.

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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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