Curriculum 15-16

All quarterly break downs are tentative

 SCIENCE CURRICULUM       

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 GRADE V

Quarter

Topic

 Objectives : Scientific Inquiry/ Classification            Characteristics Comparison/ Uses

1st

Life cycles

         Plant life cycle

Keeping Healthy

         the heart

         pulse rate

         circulatory system

2nd

Body Systems

         Skeletal

         Muscular

Light

         sources

         understanding shadows and reflections

Circuits

         diagram

         conductors and insulators

         types

Interdependence and adaptation

         food chains

 

3rd

Changing States

         evaporation

         condensation

         boiling and freezing

Separating Mixtures

         reversible and irreversible changes

         solutes solvents and solutions

         dissolving jelly and sugar

         filtering and sieving

4th

Body Systems

         digestive

         respiratory

         nervous

Forces

         weight and gravity

         energy in movement

         up thrust and air resistance

Earth and Beyond

         Earth

         rotation and revolution

         phases of the moon

         Solar system

 

 

 

 

 

Grade IV

 

Quarter

Topic

Objectives : Scientific Inquiry/ Classification Characteristics Comparison/ Uses

1st

Humans and Animals

 

         skeletal and muscular systems

 

         animals

Life cycles

2nd

Living things in their Environment

         habitats

         using keys

         invertebrates

         food chains

 

Keeping Warm

         insulators and conductors

         measuring temperature

3rd

Separating solids and liquids

         states of matter

         dissolving solids

         separating materials

         melting and freezing

 

Gases Around Us

         moving gases

         air around us

         air in the soil

Electricity

         conductors and insulators

         simple circuits

         magnets and metals

4th

Plants

         classification

         respiration

         photosynthesis

Sound

         sources

         mediums of travel

         pitch and volume

Magnets

         properties and uses

 

 

 

 

Grade III

 

Quarter

Topic

Objectives : Scientific Inquiry/ Classification Characteristics Comparison/ Uses

1st

Scientific Investigation

         Venn diagram and bar graphs

         Temporary and permanent changes

Life Processes

(animals and plants)

         Nutrition

         Movement

         Growth

         Sensitivity

         Reproduction

2nd

Classification of animals

         Mammals

         Birds

         Fish

         Insects

         Reptiles

         Amphibians

         Vertebrates and invertebrates

Classification of plants

         Flowering and non flowering

Microbes

         Fungi

         bacteria

3rd

Healthy living

         food groups and their functions

         balanced diet

         exercise

         pulse rate

Plants

         parts and their functions

         importance of air, light, water and nutrients

         effect of temperature on growth

4th

Materials

         natural and man made

         properties and uses

Forces

         pushes and pulls

         effects of forces

         friction

 

 

 

 

Grade II

 

 

Objectives : Scientific Inquiry/ Classification Characteristics Comparison/ Uses

 

 

Quarter

Topics

Sub Topics

 

1st

 

Living things and their environment

 

 

         What living things can we find around us?

W    What can we find in a garden?

        What can we find in a pond?

        What can we find on a beach?

        How do environment affect living things?

        Why must we care for the environment?

 

 

 

 

 

2nd

 

Weather and us

 

 

 

 

 

          

        What is the weather like today?

        How do we describe the weather?

        How does the weather affect plants and animals?

        How can we predict the weather?

 

Rocks 

 

          

         What are rocks?

        What are some types of rocks?

        How can we use rocks?

        

 

 

3rd

 

 Changing materials

 

How can materials change?

How can forces change materials?

How can heat change materials?

How can cooling change materials?

How can water change materials?

What are some new materials we can get from natural materials?

        

 

4th

Light and dark, day and night

What are light and darkness?

Why do we need light?

What are shadows?

Why do shadows change during the day?

What makes day and night?

 

Electricity

        What is electricity?

       What can electricity do?

       Where can we get electricity?

       What is an electric circuit?

        Why must we save electricity? 

 

Grade I

 

Objectives : Scientific Inquiry/ Classification Characteristics Comparison/ Uses

 

Quarter

Topics

Sub Topics

 

1st

 

My body

 

         What are the parts of my body?

W    How can I keep myself clean?

 

 

All about senses!

 

 

 

 

 

          

        How do we learn about the world around us?

        What are our senses?

        Why are our senses important to us?

         How can we protect our senses?

 

2nd

 

 

Healthy eating

 Why do we need food and water?

What types of food are there?

How do we eat healthy?

What are some healthy food choices?

 

Animals

What are the parts of an animal?

How do animalsí senses compare with ours?

What are some characteristics of animals?

How are animals different from one another?

 

3rd  

 

Plants

       What are plants?

        What parts do plants have?

        What are some characteristics of plants?

        How are plants and animals similar?

        What are some types of plants?

 

 

 

 

 

Materials around us

 

What are living and non living things?

Where do materials come from?

How do we describe materials?

How can we group objects by their properties?

What are the properties of some common materials?

 

4th

 

 

 

Forces

 

What makes things move?

What is a force?

What can force do?

What are some natural forces?

 

 

 

Sound

 

Where do sounds come from?

What types of sounds are there?

How are sounds useful to us?

What sounds do musical instruments make?