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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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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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Wind

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Students will understand why wind occurs. They will recognize the Earth's major wind belts and will understand some of the main tools which are used to measure wind and atmospheric pressure.

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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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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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Oceanography

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Students will explore Earth's ocean properties and the creatures that live in the ocean.

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Water and Water Pollution

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Students will: identify water distribution on Earth, identify various pollutants and their impact on water sources, explore ways to prevent water pollution, explore solutions to water pollution.

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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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Time Zones

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Learn about the history of US time zones and make calculations based on

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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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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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Soil

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Students will: understand what soil is and how it is formed, understand the factors that cause or prevent soil erosion, identify soil layers and the general properties of each layer.

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Observations with Properties

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Students will understand how the five senses and scientific tools are used to describe properties of objects.

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States of Water

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Students will: compare the three states of water (liquid, solid, gas), understand how water transforms from one state to another, understand that evaporation has occurred when liquid water changes into a gas (water vapor).

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