Year at a Glance

Start of the Year:

  • “What is Science?” Brainstorm; Interest Inquiry; Classroom Scavenger Hunt
  • Graph Analysis and Design (Bar Graph, Dot Plot, and Histogram)
  • Engineering Design and Redesign (Pasta Tower Building)
  • Metric System- Measurement Labs and Quiz

Curriculum Units:

  • Classifying Life Forms
  • Cells and the Human Body
  • Microscopes
  • Life Cycle of a Seed Plant
  • Atoms, Elements, and the Periodic Table
  • Ecology

Supplements to the Units:

  • Engineering Design and Redesign (Tower Building, Flight, Bridge Construction)
  • Graph Analysis and Design
  • Research Skills
  • Aquaponics
  • Scientific Practices and Science Exhibit