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Science

Matter


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Key Ideas:

*Matter exists in three states: solids, liquids, and gases.

*Matter has properties that can be observed through the senses.

*Objects have properties that can observed, described, and/or measured.

*Objects and or materials can be sorted or classified according to their properties.

*Matter takes up space and has mass. Two objects cannot occupy the same place at the same time.

 

Vocabulary:

density

experiment

gas

liquid

mass

matter

molecule

observation

properties

solid

texture

volume

weight

 

Energy


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Key Ideas:

 *Energy exists in many forms: heat, electric, sound, chemical, mechanical, light.

*Temperature can affect the state of matter of a substance.

*Changes in the properties of materials/objects can be observed and described.

*Some materials transfer energy better than others.

*Energy can be transferred from one place to another.

*Heat can be released in many ways. For example, by burning, friction, or combining one substance with another.

*Interactions with forms of energy can be either helpful or harmful.

*Everyday events involve one form of energy being changed to another.

 

Vocabulary:

appliance

conduction

conductor

electricity

energy

forces

freezing

friction

gas

heat

insulator

light

liquid

observation

melting

motion

property

sound

temperature

water cycle

Living Things:Animals


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Key Ideas:

*Living things are both similiar to and different from each other and from nonliving things.

*Animals change depending on their environment.

*Animals are grouped into different categories.

*Animals adapt to survive in their habitats.

*Animals change their environment to better meet their needs.

*Life cycle of a ladybug

 

Vocabulary:

adapt

adaptations

alive

amphibians

arthropods

camouflage

desert

environment

habitat

hibernation

migration

organism

polar

rain forest

survival

wetland

woodland

Living Things:Plants


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Key Ideas:

*Create a biome in a container.

*Parts and functions of plants

*Photosynthesis

*Life Cycle of a Plant

 

Vocabulary:

biome

by-product

carbon dioxide

condensation

evaporation

glucose

oxygen

photosynthesis

precipitation

roots

sprout

water cycle

 

 

 

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