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# 2018/2019 Curriculum for Science and Experimental Physic Lessons

## Physical Science: Properties of Objects.

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

## 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.

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

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

## Physical Science: Position and Motion of Objects.

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

## 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 ?

## 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.

## 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.

## Physical Science: Atmospheric resistance.

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

## 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.

## 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.

## Physical Science: Transfer and Energy.

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

## Building thinking skills.

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

## Building thinking skills.

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

## Life Science: Characteristics of Organisms.

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

## Life Science: Life Cycles of Organisms.

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

## Life Science: Organisms and Environments.

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

## Life Science: Structure and Function in Living Things.

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

## Life Science: Reproduction and Heredity.

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

## Life Science: Regulation and Behavior.

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

## 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.

## Life Science: Diversity and Adaptation of Organisms.

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

## Experiment: Developing a Classification System.

• Building thinking skills.

## Puzzles and patterns.

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

## Earth and Space Science: Properties of Earth Materials.

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

## Earth and Space Science: Objects in the Sky.

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

## Earth and Space Science: Changes in Earth and Sky.

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

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

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

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

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

## Building thinking skills.

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

## Building thinking skills.

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