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: Can horses and zebras have babies together? Week 2: Why are some people left-handed? Week 3: How can corn be yellow, white, or blue? Week 4: Are identical twins exactly alike? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 2: Changes in the environment can affect the survival of a species Week 1: What causes a species to become extinct? Week 2: How have crocodiles survived for millions of years? Week 3: If the ice cap melts, why can't polar bears just adapt? Week 4: Would humans survive if there was another ice age? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 3: The tilt of Earth's axis and energy from the sun affect seasons and weather patterns Week 1: What causes the weather? Week 2: Why don't hurricanes happen at the equator? Week 3: Why are the North and South Poles so cold? Week 4: Are the seasons reversed on the other side of the world? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 4: Earth is divided into layers: crust, mantle, and core. The crust is made up of plates and move slowly around the Earth's surface Week 1: Why do the continents look like they fit together? Week 2: How do scientists know what is inside Earth? Week 3: What happens when two continents collide? Week 4: What will Earth's surface look like in the future? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 5: Matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms. Different arrangements of atoms compose all substances Week 1: What do atoms look like? Week 2: What is the periodic table? Week 3: What is water made of? Week 4: How are living things different from nonliving things? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 6: Energy can be mechanical, electrical, thermal, or chemical Week 1: How do windmills make electricity? Week 2: What makes popcorn pop? Week 3: What makes fireflies glow? Week 4: How do fireworks work? Week 5: Unit Review
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I have been using the Daily Science books in our homeschool. I like the the pacing and the hands-on activities associated with each concept. The activities are not overwhelming and are easy to do at home. I recommend this series to other homeschooling families.
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