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Science Title

 

Kindergarten Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Skills and Processes- raising questions about the world around them and be willing to seek answers.
  • Earth/Space Science- investigate objects and materials in the environment. observe celestial objects and investigate weather conditions.
  • Life Science- observing a variety of familiar animals and plants to discover patterns of similarity and difference among them.
  • Chemistry- comparing the observable properties of a variety of objects and materials.
  • Physics- comparing the different ways objects move.
  • Environmental Science- identifying the aspects of the environment that are made by humans and those that are not made by humans.

 


 

First Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Skills and Processes- examining a variety of physical models and describe what they teach about the real things they are meant to resemble.
  • Earth/Space Science- recognizing the relationship between the sun and the earth. describing observable changes in water on the surface of the Earth.
  • Life Science- comparing and explaining how external features of plants and animals and help them survuve in different environments.
  • Physics- describing the effects magnets have on a variety of objects.
  • Environmental Science- recognizing that caring about the environment is an important human activity.

 


 

Second Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Skills and Processes- practicing identifying the parts of things and how one part connects to and affects another.
  • Earth/Space Science- observing and describing changes over time in properties, location, and motion of celestial objects.
  • Life Science- explaining that there are identifiable stages in the life cycles.
  • Chemistry- citing evidence from investigations that most things are made of parts.
  • Physics- identifying ways in heat can be produced and sources of electricity.
  • Environmental Science- recognizing and explaining how Earth's natural resources from the natural environment are used to meet human needs.

 


 

Third Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Skills and Processes- gathering and questioning data from many different forms of scientific investigations.
  • Earth/Space Science- gathering information and providing evidence about the physical environment, becoming familiar with the details of geological features, observing and mapping locations of hills, valleys, rivers, and canyons.
  • Life Science- exploring the world of minute living things to describe what they look like, how they live, and how they interact with their environment.
  • Chemistry- identifying ways to classify objects using supporting evidence from investigations of observable properties.
  • Physics- citing evidence from observations to describe the motion of an object using position and speed.

 


 

Fourth Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Skills and Processes- gathering and questioning data from many different forms of scientific investigations.
  • Earth/Space Science- recognizing and explaining how physical weathering and erosion cause changes to the earth's surface.
  • Life Science- explaining how animals and plants can be grouped according to observable features.
  • Chemistry- providing evidence to support the fact the matter has observable and  measurable properties.
  • Physics- providing evidence that heat can be transferred in different ways and that electricity requires a closed loop.
  • Environmental Science- recognizing and describing that people in Maryland depend on, change, and are affected by the environment.

 


 

Fifth Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Skills and Processes- recognizing that clear communication is an essential part of doing science because it enables scientists to inform others about their work, expose their ideas to criticism by other scientists, and stay informed about scientific discoveries around the world.
  • Earth/Space Science- citing a ns describing the processes that cause rapid or slow changes in the Earth's surface.
  • Life Science- explaining the idea that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some less well, and some cannot survive at all.
  • Chemistry-  providing evidence from investigation to identify the processes that can be used to change materials from one state of matter to another.
  • Physics- describing the motion of objects using distance traveled, time, direction, and speed.
  • Environmental Science- recognizing and explaining how renewable and nonrenewable natural resources are used by humans in Maryland to meet basic needs.

 


 

Sixth Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Skills and Processes- designing, analyzing, and carrying out simple investigations and formulate appropriate conclusions based on data obtaines or provided.
  • Earth/Space Science- citing evidence to demonstrate and explain that physical weathering and chemical weathering cause changes to Earth materials.
  • Life Science- explaining that in any particular environment, the growth and survival of organisms and species depend on the physical conditions.
  • Chemistry- providing evidence and examples illustrating that many substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature.
  • Physics- citing evidence supporting that electrical energy can be produced from a variety of energy sources and can itself be transformed into almost any other form of energy.
  • Environmental Science- recognizing and comparing how different parts of the world have varying amounts and types of natual resources and how those resources impacts environmental quality.

 

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