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Electromagnets

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Students will: discover how to create electromagnets, how the strength of an electromagnet can be altered by changing elements such as the number of coils or the strength of the electric current, recognize how electromagnets differ from permanent magnets.

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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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Simple Machines

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Identify the type of simple machine.

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Mass and Volume

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Students will: understand the concepts of mass and volume, and how they are measured, learn about the Law of Conservation of Mass, learn about Archimedes’s displacement method, distinguish between mass and weight, be introduced to the concept of density.

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Animal Life Cycle

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Students will: recognize that animals have life cycles, observe changes that occur over an animal’s life cycle.

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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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Earth's Structure

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Students will identify and describe Earth's layers.

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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