Unit of Study

Students will be able to:

Earth Systems- Earth and Space Science

 

  • Explain that Earth events can occur quickly such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. 
  • Explain that Earth events can occur slowly such as erosion of rocks. 
  • Identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be a solid or a liquid. 
  • Identify and represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.  
  • Design challenge- engineer a solution to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

 

 
Matter and it's Interactions-Physcial Science

 

  • Describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
  • Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.
  • Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some.
  • Design Challenge- create a structure that is able to withstand the demolition tests.
 
Waves- Physical Science

 

  • Describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
  • Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.
  • Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some.
  • Design Challenge- create a structure that is able to withstand the demolition tests.