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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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Oceanography

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

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The Sun

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Students will describe the Sun, its properties, and its importance to Earth.

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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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Spring - Writing a story

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Students use a word spider, a story map and a character analysis chart to brainstorm and write a story about spring.

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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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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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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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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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Biotic or Abiotic

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Identify and categorize biotic and abiotic components.

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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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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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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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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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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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Earth's Structure

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Students will identify and describe Earth's layers.

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