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Scope & Sequence/Standards Coverage

August-September

Week 1: Scientific Inquiry

An overview of scientific inquiry, including formulating questions, forming hypotheses and carrying out experiments.

Week 2: Properties of Matter

Explores the physical and chemical properties of matter.

Week 3: Changing Matter

Discusses how matter can be changed from one state to another and how it can be combined physically or chemically.

Week 4: Force

Explores both contact and non-contact forces, discusses inertia and weightlessness in space.

Week 5: Motion

Discusses the motion of objects, including speed, velocity and acceleration.

Week 6: Energy

Explores both kinetic and potential energy, as well as forms of energy including heat, light, electrical, chemical and nuclear.

Week 7: Energy Transformation

Examines ways energy is transformed from one form to another and the flow of energy in systems, discusses the laws of thermodynamics.

October-December

Week 8: Light and Sound

Explores light and sound energy and describes characteristics of waves.

Week 9: Machines

Discusses both simple and compound machines and how machines help people do work.

Week 10: Engineering

Explores design, invention and innovation, discusses scale and models.

Week 11: Our Planet

Discusses Earth’s layers and their characteristics and examines the four spheres that make up Earth (lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere).

Week 12: Shaping the Earth

Examines ways the surface of the Earth is changed, including weathering and erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, formation of land-forms, glaciers, etc.

Week 13: Natural Disasters

Discusses natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. and their effects on life and Earth’s ecosystems.

Week 14: Global Climate

Defines weather and climate and explores how sun, water, wind and altitude affect climate.

January-February

Week 15: Resources

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.

Week 16: Water

Explores bodies of water, the hydrologic cycle, groundwater, tides, and the three forms of water on Earth (solid, liquid and gas).

Week 17: Structure of the Universe

Examines how galaxies, stars and planets form and change, discusses other objects in the universe such as comets, meteors, asteroids, quasars, etc.

Week 18: Solar System

Discusses our solar system, compares the planets and explores other celestial bodies such as moons and dwarf planets.

Week 19: Earth/Sun/Moon Relationship

Examines how the relationship of the Earth, sun and moon cause eclipses, seasons and tides.

Week 20: Exploring Space

Discusses space exploration, including its history, current missions and plans for the future.

Week 21: Classification

Discusses the reasons for classification and how the taxonomy used by scientists to organize living things has changed over time.

March-May

Week 22: Cells, Tissue, Organs

Examines cell structure and function, cellular activities and cellular organization.

Week 23: Genetics and Heredity

Explores the relationship between parents and offspring, discusses DNA and cell replication, and compares inherited and acquired characteristics.

Week 24: Forensics

Explores forensic science, including examination of evidence and use of specialized tools.

Week 25: Plants

Discusses parts and functions of plants, examines plant reproduction and diversity.

Week 26: Animals

Explores the diversity of the animal kingdom, discusses endangered and extinct species.

Week 27: Adaptation

Examines behavioral and structural adaptation of organisms to ensure survival.

Week 28: Populations and Ecosystems

Explores Earth’s ecosystems and the interaction and interdependence of the populations within an ecosystem.

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K-5 Required to Read 50% Informational Text
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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).
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