Week 1 : Earth-Space Science - Time for Science
This issue introduces students to Science Studies Weekly. Students will learn that everyone can do science and that working with others can be helpful. They will understand that scientists can learn by observing and investigating.
Week 2 : Earth-Space Science - The World of Science
Students will learn about some common science tools. They will also learn that it is important to describe things accurately as they talk to each other about their observations.
Week 3 : Earth-Space Science - Science Safety
Students will learn about the importance of safety in the science lab. They will discuss some safety equipment and learn some basic rules for staying safe when doing investigations and making observations.
Week 4 : Earth-Space Science - Earth
Students will identify rocks, soil and water as the basic materials that make up Earth. Students will learn that rocks and other things on Earth come in many different sizes.
Week 5 : Earth-Space Science - Water
Students will be introduced to Earth’s waterways—oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, etc. They will learn about the importance of water to all life on Earth.
Week 6 : Earth-Space Science - Weather
Students will explore the types of weather that happen on Earth and talk about seasons. They will also learn about safety procedures to follow during severe weather conditions.
Week 7 : Earth-Space Science - Day and Night
Students will learn about day and night and the objects we can see in the sky at different times. They will begin to understand that there is a pattern to the way the moon looks.
Week 8 : Earth-Space Science - The Sun
Students will learn that the sun provides light and heat for the Earth. They will understand that the sun can only be seen during the day and will discuss sunrise and sunset.
Week 1 : Life Science - Life
Students will distinguish between living and nonliving things. They will understand the basic needs of all living things—food, water, air and space to live in. They will also learn that living things are alike in some ways and different in others.
Week 2 : Life Science - Plants
Students will understand that many different kinds of plants live in different environments on Earth. They will recognize similarities and differences in plants.
Week 3 : Life Science - Animals
Students will understand that many different kinds of animals live in different environments on Earth. They will recognize similarities and differences in animals and group animals according to features such as size, color, etc.
Week 4 : Life Science - People
Students will learn about our five senses. They will recognize basic parts of the body and understand that the parts work together to help us live. They will also learn that people are alike in some ways and different in some ways.
Week 5 : Life Science - Living Things Grow
Students will learn that living things change as they grow. They will explore the ways different plants and animals grow and will compare the sizes of various living things.
Week 6 : Life Science - Be Healthy
Students will learn that exercise, eating healthy food and having good hygiene is important for all people. They will discuss how people like doctors and nurses help us when we are sick.
Week 7 : Life Science - Families
Students will learn that children are very similar to their parents but not exactly like them. They will understand that plants and animals depend on each other to survive.
Week 8 : Life Science - Homes
Students will learn that many different kinds of plants and animals live in many different places. They will learn about some of Earth’s habitats and the plants and animals that live there.
Week 9 : Life Science - Share the Earth
Students will understand that people need to use resources carefully, so that they don’t run out. They will learn that some animals are extinct. They will also learn that some living things are in danger of becoming extinct and need to be protected.
Week 10 : Life Science - Technology
Students will explore ways that technology can help make people’s lives better. They will learn about tools that help us do work and understand that people cannot always make every tool they think of.
Week 1 : Physical Science - What Are Things Made Of?
Students will learn that objects can be described according to the materials they are made of and that many things are made of smaller parts. They will learn that materials can exist in different states.
Week 2 : Physical Science - Things Can Change
Students will learn that people and nature can change some properties of matter by doing something to it e.g., cutting, heating, freezing, etc. They will also learn that different materials respond in different ways when people try to change them.
Week 3 : Physical Science - Energy
Students will explore how matter and energy interact. They will learn that heat can be produced in different ways and that all living things need energy that comes from food.
Week 4 : Physical Science - Move It
Students will discuss how things move—in a straight line, back and forth, fast, slowly, etc.They will learn that pushing or pulling can change how things are moving.
Week 5 : Physical Science - Magnets and Gravity
Students will continue to explore the relationship of force and motion. They will learn about natural forces like gravity and magnets.
Week 6 : Physical Science - Models
Students will learn that a model is like the real thing in some ways and different in others.They will see how models can help us learn. They will understand that we can describe things by telling how it is like something else.