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2018/2019 Curriculum for Science and Experimental Physic Lessons

 

Lesson 1 - September 8 

Physical Science: Properties of Objects. 

  • Background Information; Review; Properties of Matter; 
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases; 
  • States of Mater. 
  • Experiment: Mass, Volume and Density. 

Lesson 2 - September 15

Physical Science: Properties of Properties of Liquids and Gases. 

  • Background Information; Review; The two coffee-pots; 
  • Liquids press upwards; which is heavier?; 
  • A liquids natural shape;
  • Carrying water in in a sieve; 
  • Blowing soap bubbles, Without wetting a finger; how we drink.

Lesson 3 - September 22

Physical Science: Physical Science: Properties and Changes of Properties in Matter. 

  • Background Information; Review; Models; 
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases;
  • Experiment: Freezing Water. 

Lesson 4 - September 29

Physical Science: Position and Motion of Objects. 

  • Background Information; Review; Position and Motion; 
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier. 
  • Experiment: Investigating Motion. 

Lesson 5 - October 6

Physical Science: Speed and Velocity. 

  • Background Information; Review; How fast do we move; 
  • Racing against time; when we move round the sun faster at night or day ?

Lesson 6 - October 13

Physical Science: Motions and Forces. 

  • Background Information; Review; Motions and Forces; 
  • Balanced and Unbalanced Forces; 
  • Speed, Velocity and Accelerations; 
  • Motion and Forces. 
  • Experiment: Detecting Acceleration. 

Lesson 7 - October 20

Physical Science: Gravity and weight. 

  • Background Information; Review; Try to stand up; 
  • Walking and running, how to weight yourself; 
  • Where are things heavier; from earth to moon. 

Lesson 8 - October 27

Physical Science: Atmospheric resistance. 

  • Background Information; Review; Why does a kite flying;
  • Live gliders; ballooning seeds; 
  • Delaying parachute jumping; the boomerang. 

Lesson 9 - November 3

Physical Science: Light, Heat Electricity and Magnetism. 

  • Background Information; Review; Describing Forms of Energy; 
  • Heat Transfer; 
  • Electric Circuits; 
  • Comparing Forms of Energy. 
  • Experiment: Investigating Reflection. 

Lesson 10 - November 10

Physical Science: Reflation and refraction. 

  • Background Information; Review; Seeing through walls; is a mirror visible?; 
  • Mirror drawing; 
  • Why light refracts and how; 
  • Ice helps to light fire; 
  • Mirages. 

Lesson 11 - December 1

Physical Science: Transfer and Energy. 

  • Background Information; Review; Doing Work; 
  • Juggling Energy; 
  • Unscrambling Energy;
  • Experiment: Changing Energy. 

Lesson 12 - December 8

Building thinking skills. 

  • Puzzles and patterns:  Similarity and differences;
  • Sequences, classifications, analogies. 

Lesson 13 - December 15

Building thinking skills. 

  • Puzzles and patterns:  Similarity and differences;
  • Sequences, classifications, analogies. 

Lesson 14 - January 12

Life Science: Characteristics of Organisms. 

  • Background Information; Review; Type of Cells; 
  • Prefixes; Discovering Cells. 
  • Experiment: Cells. 

Lesson 15 - January 19

Life Science: Life Cycles of Organisms. 

  • Background Information; Review; Describing Change; 
  • Insect life Cycles; 
  • The Monarch Butterfly. 
  • Experiment: The Parts of Flower. 

Lesson 16 - January 26

Life Science: Organisms and Environments. 

  • Background Information; Review; A Frozen Food Chain; 
  • Making predictions;
  • Describing Organisms;
  • Biomes of the World. 
  • Experiment: Insect Habitats. 

Lesson 17 - February 2

Life Science: Structure and Function in Living Things. 

  • Background Information; Review; Cells. 
  • Experiment: Cells Size. 

Lesson 18 - February 9

Life Science: Reproduction and Heredity. 

  • Background Information; Review; Unscrambling Reproduction; 
  • Twins; The Mathematics of Reproduction. 
  • Experiment: A Model of Bacterial Reproduction. 

Lesson 19 - February 16

Life Science: Regulation and Behavior. 

  • Background Information; Review; Hibernation and Estivation; 
  • Unscrambling Behavior; Imprinting. 
  • Experiment: Bug Behavior. 

Lesson 20 - February 23

Life Science: Population and Ecosystems. 

  • Background Information; Review; Finding Food; 
  • A population and Ecosystem; 
  • Construction a Food Chain;
  • An Energy Pyramid Imprinting. 
  • Experiment: Making your own food. 

Lesson 21 - March 2

Life Science: Diversity and Adaptation of Organisms. 

  • Background Information; Review; 
  • A Branching Diagram, Classification Diagram; 
  • Amazing Survivors; 
  • A Kingdom World Search. 

Lesson 22 - March 23

Experiment: Developing a Classification System. 

  • Building thinking skills. 

Lesson 23 - March 30

Puzzles and patterns. 

  • Building thinking skills. 
  • Puzzles and patterns:  Similarity and differences;
  • Sequences, classifications, analogies. 

Lesson 24 - April 6

Earth and Space Science: Properties of Earth Materials. 

  • Background Information; Review; 
  • Earth’s Materials;
  • Properties of Minerals and Rocks. 
  • Experiment: Investigating Weathering. 

Lesson 25 - April 13

Earth and Space Science: Objects in the Sky. 

  • Background Information; Review;
  • Shooting Stars; 
  • Describing Objects in the sky; Supernovas. 
  • Experiment: Investigating Star Brightness. 

Lesson 26 - April 20

Earth and Space Science: Changes in Earth and Sky. 

  • Background Information; Review; Naming Constellations. 
  • Experiment: Investigating Moon Phases. 

Lesson 27 - April 27

Earth’s and Space Science: Earth’s History and Structure. 

  • Background Information; Review; How far down must you go; 
  • Unscrambling Earth. 
  • Experiment: The Atmosphere

Lesson 28 - May 4

Earth’s and Space Science: Earth and Solar System. 

  • Background Information; Review; The Planets, Comparing the Planets. 
  • Experiment: Blasting off. 

 Lesson 29 - May 11

Building thinking skills. 

  • Puzzles and patterns:  Similarity and differences;
  • Sequences, classifications, analogies. 

 Lesson 30 - May 18

Building thinking skills. 

  • Puzzles and patterns:  Similarity and differences;
  • Sequences, classifications, analogies.