• Physical Science:
    Structure and Properties of Matter

    • Everything is made of matter.
    • Matter can change forms, but cannot be created or destroyed.
    • Properties of Matter and Changes in Matter

     

    Life Science:
    Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

    • Matter cycles through an ecosystem.
    • Energy flows through an ecosystem.

     

    Earth and Space Science:
    Earth Systems

    • The Earth is made up of systems that interact with one another.
    • Water can be found in various reservoirs. There is only a small amount of usable fresh water available.
    • Humans are dependent on natural resources to survive and can do things to help protect those resources.

    Space Systems - Stars and the Solar System

    • The appearance of objects in the sky change in predictable ways over the course of a day, month or year.

     

    Engineering Design:
    Engineering Design

    • Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success & constraints on materials, time, or cost
    • Generate & compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem
    • Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved