• Science:

    Refer to Canvas for all Science notes.

    We will be studying the following topics in each quarter:

    Quarter 1 - Matter

    • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
    • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
      • Analyze and interpret data to explain that matter of any type can be subdivided into particles too small to see and, in a closed system, if properties change or chemical reactions occur, the amount of matter stays the same.
      • Plan and carry out investigations to demonstrate that some substances combine to form new substances with different properties and others can be mixed without taking on new properties.

    Quarter 2 - Force and Motion

    Quarter 3 - Earth/Moon

    Quarter 4 - Adaptations and Environments

    • Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information
    • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
    • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
      • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about patterns between the offspring of plants, and the offspring of animals (including humans); construct an explanation of how genetic information is passed from one generation to the next
      • Construct an explanation based on evidence that the changes in an environment can affect the development of the traits in a population of organisms.
      • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate evidence about how natural and human-caused changes to habitats or climate can impact populations.
      • Construct an argument based on evidence that inherited characteristics can be affected by behavior and/or environmental conditions.