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Unit 1 Assessment

Students will take a test a test over the first unit we have coverered in science. The test will include questions about fossils, animal survival, and heredity.

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Environmental Change & Engineering Day 2

In this lesson, students investigate mosquito life cycles and habitats and discover the role of mosquitoes in carrying diseases such as malaria. In the activity, Bug Off!, students evaluate the merits of different solutions for getting rid of mosquitoes at various locations in a town. Students design a solution to help the town deal with an abundance of mosquitoes resulting from a very rainy summer.

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Environmental Change & Engineering

In this lesson, students investigate mosquito life cycles and habitats and discover the role of mosquitoes in carrying diseases such as malaria. In the activity, Bug Off!, students evaluate the merits of different solutions for getting rid of mosquitoes at various locations in a town. Students design a solution to help the town deal with an abundance of mosquitoes resulting from a very rainy summer.

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Animal Groups & Survival Day 4

Students discover why dogs’ expressions, like tail wagging, are so useful when living in a pack. In the activity, Field Journal, students watch videos of different animals that live in groups to simulate observing them in their natural habitats. They discuss and record their observations, and construct an explanation of how living in groups helps these animals survive.

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Animal Groups & Survival Day 3

Students discover why dogs’ expressions, like tail wagging, are so useful when living in a pack. In the activity, Field Journal, students watch videos of different animals that live in groups to simulate observing them in their natural habitats. They discuss and record their observations, and construct an explanation of how living in groups helps these animals survive.

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Animal Groups & Survival Day 2

Students discover why dogs’ expressions, like tail wagging, are so useful when living in a pack. In the activity, Field Journal, students watch videos of different animals that live in groups to simulate observing them in their natural habitats. They discuss and record their observations, and construct an explanation of how living in groups helps these animals survive.

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Animal Groups & Survival

Students discover why dogs’ expressions, like tail wagging, are so useful when living in a pack. In the activity, Field Journal, students watch videos of different animals that live in groups to simulate observing them in their natural habitats. They discuss and record their observations, and construct an explanation of how living in groups helps these animals survive.

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Trait Variation, Inheritance, & Artificial Selection

Students learn how people create new breeds of animals by mating (selecting) individuals with desirable traits. In the visual activity, Designer Dogs, students are shown pairs of adult dogs and three potential puppies. They study the physical traits of the dogs and look for the puppy that shares these traits.
 
 

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Trait Variation, Inheritance, & Artificial Selection

Students learn how people create new breeds of animals by mating (selecting) individuals with desirable traits. In the visual activity, Designer Dogs, students are shown pairs of adult dogs and three potential puppies. They study the physical traits of the dogs and look for the puppy that shares these traits.
 
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Trait Variation, Inheritance, & Artificial Selection

Students learn how people create new breeds of animals by mating (selecting) individuals with desirable traits. In the visual activity, Designer Dogs, students are shown pairs of adult dogs and three potential puppies. They study the physical traits of the dogs and look for the puppy that shares these traits.

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Fossil Evidence, Trace Fossils, & Animal Behavior

Students will learn about how fossil dinosaur tracks reveal how quickly a dinosaur was running. In the activity, Outrunning CeeLo, students figure out if they could have won a race with a dinosaur that was just their size. To determine the winner, students will compare the length of their running steps with the dinosaur’s steps. (Day 2)

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Fossil Evidence, Trace Fossils, & Animal Behavior

Students will learn about how fossil dinosaur tracks reveal how quickly a dinosaur was running. In the activity, Outrunning CeeLo, students figure out if they could have won a race with a dinosaur that was just their size. To determine the winner, students will compare the length of their running steps with the dinosaur’s steps.

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Fossil Evidence & Classification

Students will learn how we can infer what the outside of an animal looked like by using clues about their skeleton. In the visual activity, Guess What These Animals Eat, students examine photos of skulls of both familiar animals and dinosaurs to figure out what each animal eats.
 
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Fossil Evidence & Classification

Students will learn how we can infer what the outside of an animal looked like by using clues about their skeleton. In the visual activity, Guess What These Animals Eat, students examine photos of skulls of both familiar animals and dinosaurs to figure out what each animal eats.

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Fossils, Animal Survival, & Heredity

Students take their lesson assessment. 

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Fossils, Animal Survival, & Heredity

Students explore the idea that the rock under our feet sometimes contains fossils, and investigate how these fossils reveal changes in habitat through time. In the activity, Fossil Dig, students use paper to create a model fossil dig. They identify traits of fossils to determine what the habitat looked like when these organisms were alive. Then they use this information to figure out where some Mystery Fossils belong in their fossil dig. 

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Fossils, Animal Survival, & Heredity

Students explore the idea that the rock under our feet sometimes contains fossils, and investigate how these fossils reveal changes in habitat through time. In the activity, Fossil Dig, students use paper to create a model fossil dig. They identify traits of fossils to determine what the habitat looked like when these organisms were alive. Then they use this information to figure out where some Mystery Fossils belong in their fossil dig. 

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will continue learning about physical and chemical changes.

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Physical and Chemical Changes

We are going to start our unit on physical and chemical changes. Today we will be talking about what the differences are between physical and chemical changes. 
 

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Properties of Matter

Students explore the different properties of matter. 

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States of Matter

Students will continue learning about the three states of matter. 
 

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States of Matter

Students will compare and contrast the difference in molecules of solids, liquids, and gases. 

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States of Matter

Students learn about the different states of matter and complete an activity in their interactive science journal.
 
 

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Properties of Matter

In this lesson, students learn about melting and about the solid and liquid states of matter.
 
In the activity, Candy Melt, students conduct an investigation to determine which types of candy melt in hot water. Using their observations, they decide which candy is the best choice to bring to a hot summer camp

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Properties of Matter

In this lesson, students learn about melting and about the solid and liquid states of matter.
 
 

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Properties of Matter

Students consider the insulating and conducting properties of different materials. In the activity, Feel the Heat, students test different materials and determine which would make the best oven mitts

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Properties of Matter

Students explore the different properties of materials used for clothing, such as texture, flexibility, and absorbency. In the activity students use this information to design and build a hat that protects them from the Sun.

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Properties of Matter

Students explore the different properties of materials used for clothing, such as texture, flexibility, and absorbency. In the activity students use this information to design and build a hat that protects them from the Sun.