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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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Plant Life Cycle

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Students will describe the life cycle of a plant from seed through maturation.

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

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Students will: explore and understand why it is important to reduce, reuse and recycle materials, explore the effects of pollution on Earth and living organisms, identify ways to reduce, reuse and recycle materials in their everyday lives.

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Fossils

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Students will: understand the nature of a fossil and how fossils are formed, understand what fossils can teach us about organism development and Earth’s history, examine a variety of fossils, create strategies for identifying a fossil’s organism.

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Simple Machines

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Identify the type of simple machine.

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Habitats

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Students will: describe habitats, understand the key elements animals need from their habitat in order to survive, identify various habitats, the animals that live in them, and the basic needs that are met by their habitats.

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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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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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The Skeletal and Muscular Systems

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Students will: identify and describe the functions of the skeletal system and its major bones, understand how the muscular system interacts with the skeletal system.

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Food Chain

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Students identify the living things that are producers and consumers by completing food chains.

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Plant Parts

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Students will: Identify the parts of a plant, Describe the primary function of each plant part.

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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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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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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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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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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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