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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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How Plants Make Food

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Students will understand that plants make food from air, water, sunlight and nutrients from the soil (photosynthesis).

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What comes from what?

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Help students to reinforce their understanding of certain scientific processes.

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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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Food Chains

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Students will: identify the flow of energy in a food chain, distinguish between a food chain and a food web, understand the role of organisms with in a food chain/web, understand the importance of maintaining balance within a food chain/web.

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Transferring Energy

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

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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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Traits and Offspring

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Students will: distinguish between a trait and a behavior, describe the similarities and differences in the appearance and behaviors of some parents and their offspring.

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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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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 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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Life Cycle of a Mosquito

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Students learn the life cycle of a mosquito.

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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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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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Introduction to Classification

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Students will explore the idea of grouping objects, plants, and animals by their common characteristics.

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Solar System

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Students will: identify the parts of the solar system, identify different celestial bodies in the solar system, examine the scale of the solar system, understand how gravity and inertia keep celestial bodies in orbit.

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