First Quarter- Structures and Functions of Living Organisms: Life Cycles
- Summarize the life cycle of animals: birth, developing, reproducing (adult), aging and death.
- Compare life cycles of different animals.
Remember that organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism.
- How do plants and animals resemble their parents
- Recognize that there is variations among individuals that are related.
Second Quarter-Earth Systems, Structures and Processes: Understand patterns of weather and factors that affect weather.
- Energy from the sun is a source of light that warms the air, land and water
- Summarize weather conditions using qualitative and quantitative measure to describe: temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and precipitation.
Third Quarter- Matter, properties, and Change: Understand properties of solids and liquids and the changes they undergo.
- Compare weather patterns that occur over time and relate to time of day and time of year.
- Recognize the tools that scientist use for observing, recording and predicting weather.
- Give examples of matter that change from a solid to a liquid and from a liquid to a solid by heating and cooling.
- Compare the amount of water in a container before and after freezing.
Fourth Quarter-Forces and Motion: Understand the relationship between sound and vibrating objects.
- Compare what happens to water left in an open container over time as to water left in a closed container.
- Illustrate how sounds produced by vibrating objects and columns of air.
- Summarize the relationship between sound and objects of the body that vibrate - eardrum and vocal cords.