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Sound Waves

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Students will: understand that sound is a vibration that travels in waves, understand frequency and amplitude, and how they define the pitch and loudness or softness of a sound.

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The Gas Laws

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Students will: explore the relationship between temperature, pressure and volume in gases, investigate and understand Charles’ Law and Boyle’s Law.

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Density

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Students will: understand density, and how to calculate it by dividing mass by volume, compare the density of a variety of objects and substances.

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Buoyancy

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Students will: define buoyancy, explore the concepts behind Archimedes’ principle, investigate how and why the shape of an object can determine whether it floats or sinks.

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Symbiosis

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Students will: understand that organisms interact, understand that one or all organisms may benefit from the interaction, or one or more organisms may be harmed by the interaction, understand mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.

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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 Cardiovascular System

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Students will: identify and describe the parts of the heart, including the great vessels, understand the function of the heart within the cardiovascular system.

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The Eye

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Students will: understand the function of the eye, identify the names and functions of the primary parts of the eye.

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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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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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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Students will: understand the spectrum of wavelengths such as radio waves, microwaves, and x-rays, understand that many of these waves are found in our daily lives but are invisible to us.

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Graphing Motion

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Students will: learn to graph motion, interpret motion graphs of distance vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time.

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Voltage, Current and Resistance

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Students will: define and compare and contrast voltage, current and resistance, experiment with the relationship between electrical quantities, understand and make calculations using Ohm’s law.

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Movement of Light Energy

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Students will: understand the visible light spectrum, explore the ways light can be reflected, refracted and absorbed.

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