Light, Sound & Communication

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    In Light, Sound and Communication, students will complete a variety of inquiries on light and sound to notice patterns in light visibility and sound vibrations.  They will use their knowledge of light and sound to design a device that will help them communicate with their peers.

Our Sun and the Night Sky

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    In Our Sun and the Night Sky, students will learn about various aspects of space in relation to the Earth.  Students will develop an understanding of the concept of the universe, the importance of describing direction and the role of the Sun, day-to-day as well as seasonally.   Students will also receive an introduction to stars and constellations and how the Moon looks different each night.


Animals and Survival

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    In Animals and Survival, students will learn about the structure and function of various animals and their body parts, and how those parts allow them to survive, grow, and reproduce. A class set of hermit crabs may be provided for observation and comparison to other animals including humans. Through observation and hands-on activities, students will learn about what allows animals in the natural world to survive and meet their needs.


The Human Body

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    In The Human Body, students will gain an understanding of the major systems of the human body including: the skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, and nervous system. Several hands-on activities will support an understanding of the key features of each of these systems. Additionally, students will learn about the value of a healthy diet and physical activity.