Unit I: Physical Properties and States of Matter (Completed)
In this unit students will learn about the three types of matter and their physical characteristics. They will also learn that when materials are combined, they make a mixture. Attached below is a powerpoint of the vocabulary.
Students are expected to:
Classify solids, liquids and gases.
Measure and test physical properties of matter, including
temperature, mass, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float.
Unit 2: Energy/Force and Motion (Completed)
Students learn how energy (thermal, sound, light, mechanical, magnetic), forces and motion can change and/or affect the states of matter. They also learn how the force needed to perform work can be affected by simple and compound machines.
Unit 3: Properties of Earth (Current)
Volcano Project: Home project due March 19th The display should include a 3-D volcano; diagram of the interior of a volcano; and an index card giving the name and type of the volcano, its location, and its eruption history. Model should fit on student desk and can be erupting. Students who do not participate will not be penalized, but they should return the information letter signed, a parent note or email so I'll know the parent was aware of the project. Students who make a volcano will receive an additional science grade.
Students learn that Earth consists of natural resources and its surface is constantly changing. They explore and record how soils are formed by weathering of rock and the decomposition of plant and animal remains; investigate rapid changes in Earth's surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides; identify and compare different landforms, including mountains, hills, valleys and plains; and explore the characteristics of natural resources that make them useful in products and materials (such as clothing and furniture) and how resources may be conserved.
Unit 4: The Solar System
Students will identify the order of planets, and construct models of relationships between Moon, Earth, and Sun System.
Unit 5: The Sun and Water Cycle
Unit 6: Life Science (Plants, Animals, Ecosystems, Food Chains, Life Cycles)
Homework Assignment: Your child will be assigned an animal that needs to be researched for the following: Description of animal with picture; 10 interesting facts; life cycle; and place in its ecosystem's food chain.