30 weeks of instruction cover the following standards-based science topics:
Big Idea 1: Living things are made mostly of cells. Multicellular organisms have different cells that perform specialized functions Week 1: Why are bones hard and muscles soft? Week 2: Why does skin wrinkle in the bathtub? Week 3: What happens if you swallow gum? Week 4: How do people give blood without running out of it? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 2: An ecosystem is a community in which every living thing fills a role Week 1: Why do earthworms like dirt? Week 2: Why do pandas eat plants but polar bears eat meat? Week 3: Is the lion really the king of the jungle? Week 4: How can so many different plants live in the rainforest? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 3: Water covers most of the Earth's surface. It circulates between oceans and land in a process called the water cycle Week 1: Do we really drink the same water that dinosaurs did? Week 2: Why don't rivers and lakes soak into the ground? Week 3: What makes the desert so dry? Week 4: Can we run out of water? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 4: Gravity is the force that keeps planets in orbit around the sun, and the moon in orbit around Earth Week 1: Why do we weigh more on Earth than on the moon? Week 2: What causes ocean tides? Week 3: Why are planets round? Week 4: Why don't planets crash into each other? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 5: Heat flows from warmer objects to cooler ones until both reach the same temperature Week 1: How does a thermometer work? Week 2: How does a microwave oven cook food? Week 3: What causes hurricanes? Week 4: How does a thermos work? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 6: When a new substance is made through a chemical reaction, it has properties that are different from the original substance Week 1: What puts the fizz in soda? Week 2: Why does metal rust? Week 3: Why do batteries die? Week 4: Why can't you light a match more than once? Week 5: Unit Review
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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
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