Unit of Study


Students will be able to:


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It's Alive-

Life Science


  • Develop an understanding of how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
  •  Explore animal heredity- young plants and animals are alike, but not exactly the same as their parents. 
  • Compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
  • Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds.
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Out of This World- Earth and Space Science


  • Identify patterns of the motions of objects in the sky to provide evidence that future appearances of those objects can be predicted by observing the phases of the moon, star patterns, and movement of the sun and moon across the sky. 
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Best of Bugs- Engineering/ Life Science


  • Explain that plants have parts that do specific jobs important to the pollination process.
  • Explore school grounds observing evidence of insect behavior in relation to the pollination system.
  • Design a solution using the engineering and design process to create hand pollinators
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