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Conduction, Convection and Radiation

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Students will understand and compare the three methods of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation).

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Mass is Conserved

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Students will observe that the amount of matter stays the same during both chemical and physical changes, even when matter appears to vanish during a change.

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The flow of Energy and Matter through an Ecosystem

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Students will identify and understand the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers in food webs, as well as the energy and biomass pyramids used to represent these relationships and the flow of energy and matter through an ecosystem.

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Properties of Light

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Students will: understand that light has a source, travels in a direction, can be blocked to make shadows, and reflect off mirrors and other surfaces, objects are seen when light travels from an object into the eye.

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Magnets

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Students will recognize magnets and learn to describe the poles, properties and uses of magnets.

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Gravity

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Students will: understand that all objects exert a gravitational pull on each other, understand that the mass of an object and its proximity to another object will increase the strength of gravitational pull, understand the role gravity plays on Earth.

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Sounds

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Students will: explore sounds, understand what causes sounds.

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Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy

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Students will: compare and contrast renewable and non-renewable energy, understand what fossil fuels are and how they are formed, study how electricity can be generated from a variety of energy sources.

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Newton's Three Laws of Motion

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Students will understand and explore Newton’s three laws of motion.

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Properties of Gases and Liquids

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Students will: recognize and identify the properties of gases and liquids in terms of shape, volume and mass, understand why solids have a fixed shape while liquids and gases do not.

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Characteristic Properties of Matter

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Students will: recognize that the characteristic properties of a substance are the same regardless of the sample size, examine several common characteristic properties of matter.

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Make a Computer Program

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Students cooperate and learn the basics of computer programming. One student plays the role of the programmer. The other plays the role of the computer.

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Energy and Work

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Students will understand that energy has the ability to cause motion or to create change and that work is done when an object moves a distance or when something undergoes a chemical change.

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Potential and Kinetic Energy

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Students will explore ways in energy can be transformed from one form to another.

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Hurricanes

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Students will understand how hurricanes form, understand when and where hurricanes occur in the world, understand the scale that is used to measure hurricanes.

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STEM: Paint Your Room

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Students will use math skills to determine how much paint to use and to keep the project on budget. They will use science to determine the best buy in paint. They will use technology and engineering to create the best furniture layout.

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