Curriculum

Earth Science: The Continuously Changing Earth

          -Rocks vs. Minerals
                    -Types / Characteristics of each        
                    -Similarities vs Differences

          -The Rock Cycle
                    -Igneous / Sedimentary / Metamorphic
                    -Human Impact

          -Weathering & Erosion
                    -Chemical
                    -Physical/Mechanical

          -Glaciers

                   -Human Impact
                   -Changes over time

          -Layers of the Earth

                   -Depth / Temperature / Composition

          -Continental Drift
                   -How the surface of the planet has changed over time
                   -Why has it changed?

                   -Where/what is our evidence?
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          -Earthquakes

                   -Seismic Waves / Destruction

                   -Trends/Patterns of Locations

                   -Examples / Human Impact

          -Volcanoes

                   -Types / Locations / Human Impact

          -Age of the Earth / Geologic Time

                   -Where is our evidence?

 

Physical Science: Forces

          -Engineering Design

                 -Steps of Building

                 -Practical Applications

                 -Trial and Error - Revisions

         -Simple Machines

                   -6 types

                   -Examples

                   -Human Uses

                   -How they’re incorporated in complex machines

          -Energy

                   -What is it? – How is it measured?

                   -Potential / Kinetic / Transformations

                   -Examples / Human Uses

         

Life Science:

          -What is life? How can we tell what’s alive / not? (Characteristics of life)

          -Levels of Organization (smallest (atoms) – largest (biosphere’s))

          -Cells

                   -Plant vs Animal

                   -Types of Organelles / Organelle Jobs

          -Cell Division

                   -How 1 cell makes more cells

                   -Mitosis – steps

          -Body Systems & Corresponding Organs – Structure & Function

                   -Respiratory System

                   -Circulatory System

                   -Digestive System

                   -Excretory System

                   -Skeletal System

                   -Muscular System