Week 1 - Investigating Science
Introduces the nature of science, the scientific process and the habits required to solve problems.
Week 2 - Properties of Matter
Explores the concept that all matter has properties that can be seen and measured; discusses some of the specific properties of matter.
Week 3 - Changes in Matter
Discusses how matter can be changed from one state to another and how it can be combined physically or chemically.
Week 4 - A Microscopic World
Introduces the world of atoms, elements, particles and tools for magnification and observation.
Week 5 - Energy
Explores the various forms of energy, the flow of energy in a system and the ways energy can be changed from one form to another.
Week 6 - Light and Sound
Discusses the properties of light (e.g., speed,reflection, refraction) and sound (e.g.,vibration, pitch, volume).
Week 7 - Magnets and Electricity
Introduces the relationship of electric charges, magnetic forces and electric currents.
Week 8 - Move It!
Discusses motion, speed and direction, explores ways that motion can be predicted, measured and described.
Week 9 - Force Factor
Explores different types of forces and how they affect objects; examines ways that forces can be predicted, measured and described.
Week 10 - Shaping the Earth
Discusses the processes that shape the earth; explores the constant change brought about by waves, weather and shifting landmasses.
Week 11 - Oceans and Waterways
Examines the characteristics of various bodies of water and explores the various forms of life that exist in Earth’s oceans, rivers and streams.
Week 12 - Soil
Introduces the properties of different types of soil, the organisms that affect soil and how the quality of soil affects growing plants.
Week 13 - Weather and Climate
Explores weather patterns, seasons and meteorology; examines ways weather is predicted, observed and recorded.
Week 14 - Natural Disasters
Discusses various types of natural disasters (e.g., floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.) and their effect on living things and their environments.
Week 15 - To Protect and Conserve
Examines ways natural resources improve the quality of life; discusses the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources.
Week 16 - Stars, Moons and Planets
Discusses the characteristics of celestial bodies and the organization of stars, moons and planets in our solar system.
Week 17 - Earth's Place in the Universe
Explores the relationship of Earth to the sun, moon and other planets; introduces ways solar energy can be used on Earth.
Week 18 - Science and Technology
Explores the relationship of science and technology in modern society; discusses responsibilities of scientists and researchers.
Week 19 - Cells and Organisms
Examines the structure and function of living things; looks at the similarities and differences among various types of organisms.
Week 20 - Heredity and Diversity
Discusses inherited traits in various living things and the importance of genetic diversity to the survival and well-being of organisms.
Week 21 - Ecosystems
Explores the ways living things interact with their environment and with each other; discusses how different environments sustain different organisms.
Week 22 - Competition and Adaptation
Focuses on birds and discusses the importance of adaptation—how it allows birds to compete in their environments and, ultimately, to survive as a species.
Week 23 - Earth's Plants
Explores the process by which plants grow,thrive and reproduce; discusses the importance of plants to people and animals.
Week 24 - Earth's Animals
Discusses characteristics and behavior of various land animals; examines various habitats that sustain animal life.
Week 25 - Endangered and Extinct Species
Examines various species of extinct and endangered animals; distinguishes among extinct, endangered and threatened.
Week 26 - Our Body's Systems
Introduces the major organ systems of the human body and their functions.
Week 27 - Keeping Fit and Healthy
Discusses the importance of staying fit and healthy; explores ways people can achieve and maintain good health.
Week 28 - Science and Medicine
Explores the science of medicine; discusses advances in the medical field in the past, present and future.