Lessons in the Science Student's Book are organized in 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: Classifying Plants and Animals Lesson 1: What are the building blocks of life? Lesson 2: How are living things grouped? Lesson 3: How are plants classified? Lesson 4: How are animals classified? Lesson 5: How do animals adapt? Chapter 2: Energy from Plants Lesson 1: What are plants’ characteristics? Lesson 2: What are the parts of plants? Lesson 3: How do plants reproduce? Lesson 4: What is the life cycle of a plant? Chapter 3: Ecosystems Lesson 1: What are the parts of ecosystems? Lesson 2: How does energy flow in ecosystems? Lesson 3: How does matter flow in ecosystems? Chapter 4: Changes in Ecosystems Lesson 1: How are ecosystems balanced? Lesson 2: How do organisms interact? Lesson 3: How do environments change? Lesson 4: How do people disturb the balance? Chapter 5: Systems of the Human Body Lesson 1: What are the skeletal and muscular systems? Lesson 2: What are the respiratory and circulatory systems? Lesson 3: What are the digestive and nervous systems? Lesson 4: How does the body defend itself?
Unit B: Earth Science Chapter 6: Water Cycle and Weather Lesson 1: Where is Earth’s water? Lesson 2: How do water and air affect weather? Lesson 3: What are air masses? Lesson 4: How do we measure and predict weather? Chapter 7: Hurricanes and Tornadoes Lesson 1: What are hurricanes? Lesson 2: What are tornadoes? Chapter 8: Minerals and Rocks Lesson 1: What are minerals? Lesson 2: How are sedimentary rocks formed? Lesson 3: What are igneous and metamorphic rocks? Chapter 9: Changes to Earth’s Surface Lesson 1: How does Earth’s surface wear away? Lesson 2: How do weathered materials move? Lesson 3: How can Earth’s surface change rapidly? Chapter 10: Using Natural Resources Lesson 1: What are natural resources? Lesson 2: How are resources used for energy?
Unit C: Physical Science Chapter 1:1 Properties of Matter Lesson 1: What is matter? Lesson 2: How is matter measured? Lesson 3: How do substances mix? Lesson 4: How does matter change? Chapter 12: Heat Lesson 1: Why does matter have energy? Lesson 2: How does heat move? Chapter 13: Electricity and Magnetism Lesson 1: How does matter become charged? Lesson 2: How do electric charges flow? Lesson 3: What are magnetic fields? Lesson 4: How is electricity transformed to magnetism? Lesson 5: How is magnetism transformed to electricity? Chapter 14: Sound and Light Lesson 1: What is sound energy? Lesson 2: How is sound made? Lesson 3: What is light energy? Lesson 4: How do light and matter interact? Chapter 15: Objects in Motion Lesson 1: What is motion? Lesson 2: How does force affect moving objects? Lesson 3: How are force, mass, and energy related? Chapter 16: Simple Machines Lesson 1: What is a machine? Lesson 2: How can machines work together?
Unit D: Space and Technology Chapter 17: Earth’s Cycles Lesson 1: How does Earth move? Lesson 2: What patterns can you see in the sky Chapter 18: Inner and Outer Planets Lesson 1: What makes up the universe? Lesson 2: What are the inner planets? Lesson 3: What do we know about Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus? Lesson 4: What do we know about Neptune, Pluto, and beyond? Chapter 19: Effects of Technology Lesson 1: How does technology affect our lives? Lesson 2: How has technology changed communication and transportation?
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