• 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.
    • 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.

    Third Quarter- Matter, properties, and Change:  Understand properties of solids and liquids and the changes they undergo.
    • 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.
    • Compare what happens to water left in an open container over time as to water left in a closed container. 
    Fourth Quarter-Forces and Motion:  Understand the relationship between sound and vibrating objects.
    • 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.