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Introduces the nature of science, the scientific process and the habits required to solve problems.
Explores the concept that all matter has properties that can be seen and measured,discusses some of the specific properties of matter.,
Discusses how matter can be changed from one state to another and how it can be combined physically or chemically.,
Introduces the world of atoms, elements, particles and tools for magnification and observation.
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.
Discusses the properties of light (e.g., speed,reflection, refraction) and sound (e.g.,vibration, pitch, volume).
Introduces the relationship of electric charges, magnetic forces and electric currents.,
Discusses motion, speed and direction, explores ways that motion can be predicted, measured and described.
Explores different types of forces and how they affect objects, examines ways that forces can be predicted, measured and described.
Discusses the processes that shape the earth, explores the constant change brought about by waves, weather and shifting landmasses., , , ,
Examines the characteristics of various bodies of water and explores the various forms of life that exist in Earth’s oceans, rivers and streams.,
Introduces the properties of different types of soil, the organisms that affect soil and how the quality of soil affects growing plants.
Explores weather patterns, seasons and meteorology, examines ways weather is predicted, observed and recorded.
Discusses various types of natural disasters(e.g., floods, earthquakes, hurricanes) and their effect on living things and their environments.,
Examines ways natural resources improve the quality of life, discusses the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources.
Discusses the characteristics of celestial bodies and the organization of stars, moons and planets in our solar system.
Explores the relationship of Earth to the sun, moon and other planets, introduces ways solar energy can be used on Earth.
Explores the relationship of science and technology in modern society, discusses responsibilities of scientists and researchers.
Examines the structure and function of living things, looks at the similarities and differences among various types of organisms.
Discusses inherited traits in various living things and the importance of genetic diversity to the survival and well-being of organisms.
Explores the ways living things interact with their environment and with each other, discusses how different environments sustain different organisms.,
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.
Explores the process by which plants grow,thrive and reproduce, discusses the importance of plants to people and animals.
Discusses characteristics and behavior of various land animals, examines various habitats that sustain animal life.,
Examines various species of extinct and endangered animals, distinguishes among extinct, endangered and threatened., , ,
Introduces the major organ systems of the human body and their functions.
Discusses the importance of staying fit and healthy, explores ways people can achieve and maintain good health.
Explores the science of medicine, discusses advances in the medical field in the past,present and future.
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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