All resources for successfully teaching Scott Foresman Science are located in an easy-to-use guide. It includes easy-to-follow lesson plans; oversized mini-pages; additional activities; cross-curricular options; quick activities, quick teaching plans, and quick summaries for when time is limited. Lessons are organized into four units: Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Space and Technology. Each unit contains a balance between important science content and hands-on activities (through scaffolded inquiry) that support every lesson. You'll also find biographies, careers, and a NASA Connection in all units.
Unit A: Life Science Chapter 1: Plants and How They Grow - Lesson 1: What are the main parts of a plant? - Lesson 2: Why do plants need roots and stems? - Lesson 3: How are plants grouped? - Lesson 4: How do new plants grow? - Lesson 5: How are plants from the past like today’s plants? Chapter 2: How Animals Live - Lesson 1: How are animals grouped? - Lesson 2: How do animals grow and change? - Lesson 3: How do adaptations help animals? - Lesson 4: How are animals from the past like today’s animals? Chapter 3: Where Plants and Animals Live - Lesson 1: What are ecosystems? - Lesson 2: Which ecosystems have few trees? - Lesson 3: What are some forest ecosystems? - Lesson 4: What are water ecosystems? Chapter 4: Plants and Animals Living Together - Lesson 1: How do living things interact? - Lesson 2: How do living things get energy? - Lesson 3: How do living things compete? - Lesson 4: How do environments change? - Lesson 5: What is a healthy environment for people? - Lesson 6: How can people stay healthy?
Unit B: Earth Science Chapter 5: Water - Lesson 1: Why is water important? - Lesson 2: How do forms of water change? Chapter 6: Weather - Lesson 1: What makes up weather? - Lesson 2: How are weather patterns different? Chapter 7: Rocks and Soil - Lesson 1: How do rocks form? - Lesson 2: What are minerals? - Lesson 3: Why is soil important? Chapter 8: Changes on Earth - Lesson 1: What are Earth’s layers? - Lesson 2: What are volcanoes and earthquakes? - Lesson 3: What are weathering and erosion? Chapter 9: Natural Resources - Lesson 1: What are resources? - Lesson 2: How can we protect our resources? - Lesson 3: What are ways to use resources again?
Unit C: Physical Science Chapter 10: Matter and Its Properties - Lesson 1: How can we describe matter? - Lesson 2: How are properties of matter measured? Chapter 11: Changes in Matter - Lesson 1: What are physical changes in matter? - Lesson 2: What are some ways to combine matter? - Lesson 3: What are chemical changes in matter? Chapter 12: Forces and Motion - Lesson 1: What happens when things change position? - Lesson 2: How does force affect motion? - Lesson 3: How do simple machines affect work? Chapter 13: Energy - Lesson 1: What is energy? - Lesson 2: How does energy change form? - Lesson 3: What is heat energy? - Lesson 4: What is light energy? - Lesson 5: What is electrical energy? Chapter 14: Sound - Lesson 1: What causes sounds? - Lesson 2: How does sound travel?
Unit D: Space and Technology Chapter 15: Patterns in the Sky - Lesson 1: What are some patterns that repeat every day? - Lesson 2: What patterns repeat every year? - Lesson 3: Why does the Moon’s shape change? - Lesson 4: What are star patterns? Chapter 16: The Solar System - Lesson 1: What are the parts of the solar system? - Lesson 2: What are the planets? Chapter 17: Science in Our Lives - Lesson 1: How does technology affect our lives? - Lesson 2: What are some new technologies? - Lesson 3: How does technology help us get energy?
Ancillaries (Teacher's Resources) - Activity Book Key - Activity Book Student - Activity Book Teacher's Guide - Assessment Book Answers and Teacher Instructions - Assessment Book Student - Content Transparencies - Every Student Learns Teacher's Guide - Graphic Organizers and Test Talk Transparencies - Quick Activity Transparencies - Quick Study - Vocabulary Cards - Workbook Student - Workbook Teacher NB: The Leveled Readers mentioned in the Teacher's Edition are available on ET. Do a search, please.