Unit of Study

 

Students will be able to:

 

Interdependant Relationships in Ecosystems- Life Science

 

 

  • Construct an argument with evidence that in a habitat, some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all and explore their schoolyard to collect evidence.
  • Identify living and non-living organisms in a stream sample ecosystem. 
  • Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
  • Evaluate the effects that changes in the Chesapeake Bay have had on living and non-living things in the ecosystem.
  • Use the Engineering and Design Process to design a tank ecosystem in their classroom.
 

Energy- Physical Science

 

 

  • Construct an explanation of speed by observing how timing and distance effect speed to determine the speed of an object is related to the energy of an object.
  • Students will identify cause and effect relationships by experimenting with model car ramps to explain changes in speed.
  • Observe that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. 
  • Create, build, and diagram working circuits
  • Identify and describe renewable resources and how they impact the environment.  Some resources are renewable and others are
  • Use the engineering and design process to develop a plan and engineer a solar oven in order to prove that energy can be transformed from one form to another.
 

Waves- Physical Science

 

 

  • Identify parts of a wave and communicate how force impacts physical waves and sound waves.
  • Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.
  • Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move
  • Use the Engineering and Design Process to generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.