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An overview of scientific inquiry, including formulating questions, forming hypotheses and carrying out experiments., , , , , ,
Explores the physical and chemical properties of matter., , , , ,
Discusses how matter can be changed from one state to another and how it can be combined physically or chemically., , , , , , ,
Explores both contact and non-contact forces, discusses inertia and weightlessness in space., , , , , , ,
Discusses the motion of objects, including speed, velocity and acceleration., , , , , , ,
Explores both kinetic and potential energy, as well as forms of energy including heat, light, electrical, chemical and nuclear., , , , , , ,
Examines ways energy is transformed from one form to another and the flow of energy in systems, discusses the laws of thermodynamics., , , , , ,
Explores light and sound energy and describes characteristics of waves., , , , ,
Discusses both simple and compound machines and how machines help people do work., , , , ,
Explores design, invention and innovation, discusses scale and models., , , , ,
Discusses Earth’s layers and their characteristics and examines the four spheres that make up Earth (lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere).
Examines ways the surface of the Earth is changed, including weathering and erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, formation of land-forms, glaciers, etc., , , , , , ,
Discusses natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. and their effects on life and Earth’s ecosystems.
Defines weather and climate and explores how sun, water, wind and altitude affect climate., , , , , , ,
Examines Earth’s natural resources and discusses ways they can be protected and conserved, while still being used to meet the needs of Earth’s population.
Explores bodies of water, the hydrologic cycle, groundwater, tides, and the three forms of water on Earth (solid, liquid and gas).
Examines how galaxies, stars and planets form and change, discusses other objects in the universe such as comets, meteors, asteroids, quasars, etc., ,
Discusses our solar system, compares the planets and explores other celestial bodies such as moons and dwarf planets., ,
Examines how the relationship of the Earth, sun and moon cause eclipses, seasons and tides.
Discusses space exploration, including its history, current missions and plans for the future.
Discusses the reasons for classification and how the taxonomy used by scientists to organize living things has changed over time.
Examines cell structure and function, cellular activities and cellular organization., , , , , ,
Explores the relationship between parents and offspring, discusses DNA and cell replication, and compares inherited and acquired characteristics.
Explores forensic science, including examination of evidence and use of specialized tools.
Discusses parts and functions of plants, examines plant reproduction and diversity.,
Explores the diversity of the animal kingdom, discusses endangered and extinct species.
Examines behavioral and structural adaptation of organisms to ensure survival.
Explores Earth’s ecosystems and the interaction and interdependence of the populations within an ecosystem., , , , , , ,
K-5 Required to Read 50% Informational Text - Meet or exceed the 50% Informational Text requirement in your state with Studies Weekly. Teach CCSS-aligned Social Studies and Science content during your literacy block!
Staircase of Complexity - Lexile levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. We provide researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding/differentiated instruction so that all students succeed.
Text-Based Answers - Students are required to write about what they read, perform additional research, cite sources and consider other points of view. Assessment questions require students to recall, examine and analyze the text they have read.
Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.
Academic Vocabulary - With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).
Computer-Based, Machine-Scored Assessment for Grades 3-5 - Online assessment is provided at eStudiesweekly.com. With instant analysis, including pie charts for every question, you.ll identify where re-teaching or additional test-taking strategies are needed.
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