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Year at a Glance

2011-2012 Year at a Glance

Science Year at a Glance

In accordance with State/District Standards and Expectations, this is how ourscience school year looks like:

Classes/ 

Semesters 

FALL 

WINTER 

SPRING 

 

2ND GRADE 

LIVING AND NON LIVING THINGS 

 

Life Cycle of various Insects  

 

Metamorphoses 

 

Life Cycle of various Insects  

Metamorphoses: complete and incomplete metamorphoses 

 

Observation of seeds  Fast Growing Plants Life Cycle  

Engineering 

 

Engineering 

 

Properties of Matter: Solids and Liquids. 

 

Mixtures of Liquids 

3RD GRADE 

 

Plants: Structures and Functions. 

 

Astronomy will be done by Classroom Teachers 

 Animals: Structures and Functions 

Physical properties of Earth Materials. 

 

Light and Sound 

4TH GRADE 

Physical properties of Earth Materials. 

Origin of Earth Materials: 

Magmatic Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks 

Metamorphic Rocks 

Human Immune System 

 

Energy: Magnetism and Electricity, Electromagnetism Engineering 

Heating and Cooling of Matter. 

 

5TH GRADE 

Water: States of Water  and Water Cycle 

 

Engineering: Using Electromagnetism  

 

  

Engineering: Using Electromagnetism  

 

Ecosystem: Environmental Factors: Living and Non Living Factors (Variables) 

Plants Nutrition 

Photosynthesis, Evapotranspiration, 

Reusable and non Reusable Resources. 

 

 Erosion, Soil and Earth Movements 

 

 

10 – interspersed throughout the year

SPPS Aligned Learning Curriculum Guide 1s t Grade Science
Draft – August 2012

 

Units in Order

Season

Unit Duration
(50 min. class periods)

 

Safety, Rituals, Routines

 

3

A

Nature of Science and Engineering

Ongoing

Must embed in all units

B

Earth Materials

Fall

15

C

Motion

Winter

20

D

Air & Weather

Spring

20

E

Engineering

Spring

10

 

SPPS Aligned Learning Curriculum Guide Kindergarten Science
Draft – August 2012

 

Units in Order

Season

Unit Duration
(50 min. class periods)

 

Safety, Rituals, Routines

 

8

A

Nature of Science and Engineering

Ongoing

Must embed in all units

B

Weather

Ongoing

10 – interspersed throughout the year

C

Physical Properties of Matter

Ongoing

 

D

Plants and Animals

Fall/Winter

20

E

Living/Nonliving and Natural Systems

Spring

20

Classes

FALL/WINTER

WINTER/SPRING

SPRING

2nd grade

Nature of Science and Engineering

(ongoing during School Year)

Structures and Functions of Living Systems

Evolutions in Living Systems

Engineering

Interdependence among Living Systems,

Engineering Design

Properties of Matter, Motion

3rd Grade

Nature of Science and Engineering

( ongoing during School Year)

Structures and Functions of Living Systems

Energy (Light & Sounds)

Engineering Designs

4th Grade

Nature of Science and Engineering

(ongoing during School Year)

Interdependence Among Living Systems


Energy, Magnetism Electricity, and Heat.

Engineering Design

Interdependence within the Earth System and Human Interactions


5th Grade

Nature of Science and Engineering

(ongoing during School Year)

Motion

Structures & Functions of Living Systems

Interdependence Among Living Systems

Human Interaction with Living Systems

Earth Structure and Process.

Engineering Design

6th grade

Nature of Science and Engineering

(ongoing during School Year)

Matter, (Properties and Chemistry)

Engineering Design

Energy: Heat

Potential, Kinetic, and transfer:

Models and designs

Motion

Energy: Light.