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Nuclear Reactions

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Students will: compare and contrast chemical reactions and nuclear reactions, identify and describe fusion and fission, understand forms of radioactive decay.

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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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Metamorphosis

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Students will: study the life cycles of butterflies and frogs through metamorphosis, identify other metamorphic animals.

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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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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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Earth's Structure

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Students will identify and describe Earth's layers.

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Biotic and Abiotic Factors

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Students will: understand the meaning of biotic and abiotic, identify and compare biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem.

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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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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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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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Oceanography

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Students will explore Earth's ocean properties and the creatures that live in the ocean.

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The Skin

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Students will: identify the layers of the skin and their characteristics, understand how skin protects the body from harmful substances and organisms, learn how skin keeps the body from drying out, learn how the skin acts as a sensing organ.

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The Brain

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Students will identify the parts of the brain and their functions.

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The Build and the Shape of a Fish

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Learning about the build and the shape of a fish.

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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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Spring - Writing a story

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Students use a word spider, a story map and a character analysis chart to brainstorm and write a story about spring.

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