Elementary Science Program of Study

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Elementary Science Program of Study by Mind Map: Elementary Science Program of Study

1. Grade 5

1.1. SKILLS

1.1.1. Science Inquiry

1.1.1.1. RECOGNIZE the importance of accuracy in observation and measurement; and, with guidance, apply suitable methods to record, compile, interpret and evaluate observations and measurements.

1.1.1.2. DESIGN and CARRY OUT an investigation, using procedures that provide a fair test of the question being investigated.

1.1.2. Problem Solving Through Technology

1.1.2.1. DESIGN and CARRY OUT an investigation of a practical problem, and develop a possible solution.

1.2. ATTITUDES

1.2.1. DEMONSTRATE positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.

1.3. UNDERSTANDINGS

1.3.1. Science Inquiry

1.3.1.1. Electricity and Magnetism

1.3.1.1.1. DEMONSTRATE safe methods for the study of magnetism and electricity, IDENTIFY methods for measurement and control, and APPLY techniques for EVALUATING magnetic and electrical properties of materials.

1.3.1.2. Classroom Chemistry

1.3.1.2.1. DESCRIBE the properties and interactions of various household liquids and solids, and interpret their interactions.

1.3.1.3. Weather Watch

1.3.1.3.1. OBSERVE, DESCRIBE and INTERPRET weather phenomena; and relate weather to the heating and cooling of Earth’s surface.

1.3.1.3.2. INVESTIGATE relationships between weather phenomena and human activity.

1.3.1.4. Wetland Ecosystems

1.3.1.4.1. DESCRIBE the living and nonliving components of a wetland ecosystem and the interactions within and among them.

1.3.2. Problem Solving through Technology

1.3.2.1. Mechanisms Using Electricity

1.3.2.1.1. CONSTRUCT simple circuits, and APPLY an understanding of circuits to the construction and control of motorized devices.

2. Grade 6

2.1. SKILLS

2.1.1. Science Inquiry

2.1.1.1. DESIGN and CARRY OUT an investigation in which variables are identified and controlled, and that provides a fair test of the question being INVESTIGATED

2.1.1.2. RECOGNIZE the importance of accuracy in observation and measurement; and APPLY suitable methods to record, compile, interpret, and EVALUATE observations and measurements

2.1.2. Problem Solving through Technology

2.1.2.1. DESIGN and carry out an INVESTIGATION of a practical problem, and DEVELOP a possible solution

2.2. ATTITUDES

2.2.1. DEMONSTRATE positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways

2.3. UNDERSTANDINGS

2.3.1. Science Inquiry

2.3.1.1. Air & Aerodynamics

2.3.1.1.1. DESCRIBE properties of air and the interactions if air with objects in flight

2.3.1.2. Sky Science

2.3.1.2.1. OBSERVE, DESCRIBE, and INTERPRET the movement of objects in the sky; and identify pattern and order in these movements

2.3.1.3. Evidence & Investigation

2.3.1.3.1. APPLY observation and inference skills to recognize and INTERPRET patterns and to DISTINGUISH a specific pattern from a group of similar patterns

2.3.1.4. Trees & Forests

2.3.1.4.1. DESCRIBE characteristics of trees and the interaction of trees with other living things in the local environment

2.3.2. Problem Solving through Technology

2.3.2.1. Flight

2.3.2.1.1. CONSTRUCT devices that move through air, and identify adaptations for controlling flight.

3. Grade 4

3.1. SKILLS

3.1.1. Science Inquiry

3.1.1.1. INVESTIGATE the nature of things, DEMONSTRATING purposeful action that leads to inferences supported by OBSERVATIONS.

3.1.1.2. IDENTIFY patterns and order in objects and events studied; and record OBSERVATIONS, using pictures, words and charts, with guidance in the construction of charts; and make PREDICTIONS and generalizations, based on observations.

3.1.2. Problem Solving through Technology

3.1.2.1. INVESTIGATE a practical problem, and DEVELOP a possible solution.

3.2. ATTITUDES

3.2.1. DEMONSTRATE positive attitudes for the study of science and for the APPLICATION of science in responsible ways.

3.3. UNDERSTANDINGS

3.3.1. Science Inquiry

3.3.1.1. Plant Growth and Changes

3.3.1.1.1. DEMONSTRATE knowledge and skills for the study, interpretation, propagation and enhancement of plant growth

3.3.1.2. Wheels and Levers

3.3.1.2.1. DEMONSTRATE a practical understanding of wheels, gears and levers by CONSTRUCTING devices in which energy is transferred to produce motion

3.3.1.3. Waste and Our World

3.3.1.3.1. RECOGNIZE that human activity can lead to the production of wastes, and IDENTIFY alternatives for the responsible use and disposal of materials.

3.3.1.4. Light and Shadows

3.3.1.4.1. IDENTIFY sources of light, DESCRIBE the interaction of light with different materials, and INFER the pathway of a light beam

3.3.2. Problem Solving through Technology

3.3.2.1. Building Devices and Vehicles that Move

3.3.2.1.1. CONSTRUCT a mechanical device for a designated purpose, using materials and design suggestions provided

4. Grade 3

4.1. SKILLS

4.1.1. Science Inquiry

4.1.1.1. INVESTIGATE the nature of things, DEMONSTRATING purposeful action that leads to observations and inferences.

4.1.1.2. IDENTIFY patterns and order in objects and events studied; and, with guidance, record observations, using pictures, words and charts; and make predictions and generalizations, based on observations.

4.1.2. Problem Solving through Technology

4.1.2.1. INVESTIGATE a practical problem, and develop a possible solution.

4.2. ATTITUDES

4.2.1. DEMONSTRATE positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.

4.3. UNDERSTANDINGS

4.3.1. Science Inquiry

4.3.1.1. Rocks and Minerals

4.3.1.1.1. DEMONSTRATE knowledge of materials that comprise Earth’s crust, and DEMONSTRATE skill in classifying these materials.

4.3.1.2. Testing Materials and Design

4.3.1.2.1. EVALUATE the suitability of different materials and designs for their use in a building task.

4.3.1.3. Hearing and Sound

4.3.1.3.1. DESCRIBE the nature of sound, and DEMONSTRATE methods for producing and controlling sound.

4.3.1.4. Animal Life Cycles

4.3.1.4.1. DESCRIBE the appearances and life cycles of some common animals, and IDENTIFY their adaptations to different environments.

4.3.1.4.2. IDENTIFY requirements for animal care.

4.3.2. Problems Solving through Technology

4.3.2.1. Building with a Variety of Materials

4.3.2.1.1. USE, safely, a variety of tools, techniques and materials in construction activities.

4.3.2.1.2. CONSTRUCT structures, using a variety of materials and designs, and COMPARE the effectiveness of the various materials and designs for their intended purposes.

5. Grade 1

5.1. SKILLS

5.1.1. Science Inquiry

5.1.1.1. BRING FOCUS TO investigative activities, based on their own questions and those of others.

5.1.1.2. DESCRIBE materials and objects that have been observed and manipulated, and IDENTIFY what was done and found out

5.1.2. Problem Solving Through Technology

5.1.2.1. CONSTRUCT, with guidance, an object that achieves a given purpose, using materials that are provided.

5.2. ATTITUDES

5.2.1. DEMONSTRATE positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.

5.3. UNDERSTANDINGS

5.3.1. Science Inquiry

5.3.1.1. Creating Colour

5.3.1.1.1. IDENTIFY and EVALUATE methods for creating colour and for applying colours to different materials

5.3.1.2. Seasonal Changes

5.3.1.2.1. DESCRIBE seasonal changes, and INTERPRET the effects of seasonal changes on living things

5.3.1.3. Senses

5.3.1.3.1. USE the senses to make general and specific observations and COMMUNICATE observations orally and by producing optioned pictures

5.3.1.3.2. DESCRIBE the role of human senses and the senses of other living things, in enabling perception and action

5.3.1.4. Needs of Animals and Plants

5.3.1.4.1. DESCRIBE some common living things, and IDENTIFY needs of those living things.

5.3.2. Problem Solving Through Technology

5.3.2.1. Building Things

5.3.2.1.1. CONSTRUCT objects and models of objects, using a variety of different materials

5.3.2.1.2. IDENTIFY the purpose of different components in a personally constructed object or model, and IDENTIFY corresponding components in a related object or model

6. Grade 2

6.1. SKILLS

6.1.1. Science Inquiry

6.1.1.1. INVESTIGATE, with guidance, the nature of things, DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the procedures followed.

6.1.1.2. RECOGNIZE pattern and order in objects and events studied; and, with guidance, RECORD procedures and observations, using pictures and words; and make predictions and generalizations, based on observations.

6.1.2. Problem Solving Through Technology

6.1.2.1. CONSTRUCT, with guidance, an object that achieves a given purpose, using materials that are provided.

6.2. ATTITUDES

6.2.1. DEMONSTRATE positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.

6.3. UNDERSTANDINGS

6.3.1. Science Inquiry

6.3.1.1. Exploring Liquids

6.3.1.1.1. DESCRIBE some properties of water and other liquids, and RECOGNIZE the importance of water to living and nonliving things.

6.3.1.1.2. DESCRIBE the interaction of water with different materials, and APPLY that knowledge to practical problems of drying, liquid absorption and liquid containment

6.3.1.2. Magnetism

6.3.1.2.1. DESCRIBE the interaction of magnets with other magnets and with common materials

6.3.1.3. Hot and Cold Temperature

6.3.1.3.1. RECOGNIZE the effects of heating and cooling, and identify methods and heating and cooling

6.3.1.4. Small Crawling and Flying Animals

6.3.1.4.1. DESCRIBE the general structure and life habits of small crawling and flying animals; e.g., insects, spiders, worms, slugs; and APPLY this knowledge to interpret local species that have been observed.

6.3.2. Problem Solving Through Technology

6.3.2.1. Buoyancy and Boats

6.3.2.1.1. CONSTRUCT objects that will float on and move through water, and EVALUATE various designs for watercraft