Vision for Instruction Students will both broaden and deepen their understanding of science skills and concepts while also practicing how to think, ask questions, and test theories "like a scientist". Students will be engaged in learning and immersed in hands-on science labs and activities.
Enduring Understandings: Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful, coordinated attempt to search, describe, explain and predict natural phenomena. Scientific literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science. Mathematics provides useful tools for the description, analysis and presentation of scientific data and ideas.
Course Overview Unit 1 - Cells 5.L.1 – Understand how structures and systems of organisms (to include the human body) perform functions necessary to life.
Unit 2- Ecology 5.L.2 – Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem.
Unit 3 - Forces and Motion 5.P.1 – Understand force, motion and the relationship between them.
Unit 4- Human Body 5.L.1 – Understand how structures and systems of organisms (to include the human body) perform functions necessary to life.
Unit 5 - Heat Transfer 5.P.3 – Explain how the properties of some materials change as a result of heating and cooling.
5.P.2 – Understand the interactions of matter and energy and the changes that occur.
Unit 6- Meteorology 5.E.1 – Understand weather patterns and phenomena, making connections to the weather in a particular place and time.