First Quarter- Ecosystems:Growth and Survival of Plants, Understand how plants survive in their environment
Second Quarter- Earth in the Universe: Solar System (Patterns in the Earth/Moon/Sun System) Recognize the major components and patterns observed in the earth/moon/sun system.
- Remember the function of the structures of the plants: roots, stems, leaves, and flowers.
- Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
- Summarize the stages of the life cycle of seed plants.
- Explain how the basic properties and components of soil determine the ability of soil to support the growth and survival of many plants.
- Recognize that the earth is part of a system called the solar system that included the sun (a star), planets and many moons. The earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system.
- Recognize that changes in the length and direction of an object's shadow indicate the apparent changing position of the Sun during the day.
Compare the structure of the Earth's surface using models or three dimensional diagrams.
Third Quarter- Matter, Properties, and Change: Solids, Liquids, and Gases Understand the structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change.
- Compare Earth's saltwater and freshwater features. (oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers)
- Compare Earth's land features by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps (volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands.
- Recognize that air is a substance that surrounds us and takes up space and has mass.
- Compare solids, liquids, and gases based on their basic properties.
- Summarize changes that occur to the observable properties of materials when different degrees of heat are applied to them.
Energy Conservation and Transfer: Friction, Convection, and Conduction
Forces and Motion: Factors that Affect Motion (Speed, Direction and Gravity), Understand motion and factors that affect motion.
- Recognize that energy can be transferred from one object to another by rubbing them against each other.
- Recognize that energy can be transferred from a warmer object to a cooler one y contact or at a distance and that the cooler object gets warmer.
Fourth Quarter- Structures and Functions of Living Organisms: Human Body System (Protection - Skin, Movement - Muscular, and Support - Skeleton), Understand humans body systems and how they are essential for life: protections, movement and support.
- Infer changes in speed or directions resulting from forces acting on an object.
- compare the relative speeds of objects that travel the same distance in different amounts of time.
- Explain the effects of earth's gravity on the motion of any object on or near the earth.
- Compare the different functions of the skeletal and muscular system.
- Explain why skin is necessary for protection and for the body to remain healthy.