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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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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 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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Daylight Saving Time

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Learn the facts about Daylight Saving Time and practice time calculation with different time zones.

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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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Make a Computer Program

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Students cooperate and learn the basics of computer programming. One student plays the role of the programmer. The other plays the role of the computer.

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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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Sounds

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Students will: explore sounds, understand what causes sounds.

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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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Ways an Object Will Move

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Students will: understand the different ways an object can move (e.g., side to side, back and forth, zigzag, straight line, round and round), understand that motion is the result of a force, understand that a force is a push or a pull.

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Magnets

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Students will recognize magnets and learn to describe the poles, properties and uses of magnets.

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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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Newton's Three Laws of Motion

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Students will understand and explore Newton’s three laws of motion.

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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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