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All About Air

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Students will understand the characteristics and importance of air to living and non-living things.

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Biotic and Abiotic Factors

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Students will: understand the meaning of biotic and abiotic, identify and compare biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem.

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Biotic or Abiotic

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Identify and categorize biotic and abiotic components.

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Changing Earth

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Students will recognize that Earth's surface is constantly changing due to the effects of events such as erosion, weathering, volcanoes, and earthquakes.

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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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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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Contour Maps

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Students will: understand that topographic maps show the features of a region, understand how contour lines provide details of the elevation of features and structures, learn how to use topographic maps to draw cross sections.

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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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Daylight Saving Time

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Learn the facts about Daylight Saving Time and practice time calculation with different time zones.

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Earth's Atmosphere

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Students will: identify the layers of Earth's atmosphere, understand the key characteristics of each layer, understand the importance of each atmospheric layer to life on Earth.

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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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Earth's Structure

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Students will identify and describe Earth's layers.

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Earthquakes

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Students will: understand what causes an earthquake, understand where earthquakes occur, understand how an earthquake's strength is measured, make connections between earthquakes, volcanoes and tectonic plate boundary locations on a map of Earth.

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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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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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