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Hurricanes

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Students will understand how hurricanes form, understand when and where hurricanes occur in the world, understand the scale that is used to measure hurricanes.

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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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Extinct and Endangered Animals

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Students will: understand extinction and how species become extinct or endangered, identify some endangered species and understand the reasons why these species are endangered.

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Traits in our Classroom

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Students will understand how various traits can be passed from parent to offspring.

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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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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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Specific Heat

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Students will: understand that the specific heat of a substance is the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of that substance by one degree Celsius, understand the specific heat equation.

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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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Life Cycle of a Mosquito

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Students learn the life cycle of a mosquito.

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STEM: Paint Your Room

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Students will use math skills to determine how much paint to use and to keep the project on budget. They will use science to determine the best buy in paint. They will use technology and engineering to create the best furniture layout.

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Inherited Traits vs Acquired Characteristics

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Students will: understand the meaning of traits, differentiate between inherited traits and acquired characteristics.

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Landslides

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Students will: understand the causes and effects of landslides, explore ways to prevent and protect against landslides.

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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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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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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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