Students will learn the relative sizes of the planets in the solar system, as well as Pluto, asteroids, and comets, by using a scale model. They will learn that different solar system bodies are made of different materials and will consider different ways to classify them.
Students will learn about different adaptations of body structures and how the type of environment that an animal lives in and how they survive in that environment is often related to body structure.
Students will learn about bones and muscles in order to create a body design for an alien, representing its skeletal and muscular systems using wire and rubberbands.
Sttudents will learn how to identify insects and distinguish them from arachnids and other "bugs." Students will work collaboratively using laminated body parts to build an insect or an arachnid. Then the students will design and create their own anatomically correct insect or spider.
Students will learn about the relationship between chemical and physical energy in order to understand experimental design and the use of variables.
Students will understand what magnets are and how they can use magnets to apply force on objects. Students will learn that many magnetic objects have iron in them and observe this in cereal.
Students will engage in observation and interaction with sound to better understand vibrations, volume and pitch, and the different mediums that sound can travel through.
Students will explore heat conduction and how materials are affected when different degrees of heat are applied to them (heating and cooling).
Students will learn about the life cycle of plants working in stations to make observations about seeds, vegetation, flowers, and fruits.
Students will perform simple experiments to investigate how matter can be changed from one form to another. Students will mix various solids and liquids and make observations about the results.