National Geographic Science
This year we are using a science program called National Geographic and using Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to master 21st century science skills. Students get to use real-world science research with National Geographic Explorers, scientists, and photographers, as well as connect NGSS content with investigations, engineering practices, and case studies.
We will be studying 3 main areas of Science during marking periods 2 and 3.
1. Physical Science: Topics include- speed, motion, sound, light, heat, electric circuits, renewable resources, waves, wave properties, GPS, cell phones
2. Life Science: Topics include- external and internal structures of a wild rose and elephant, bones and muscles of an elephant, animal senses, light and sight
3. Earth Science: Topics include- rainfall in the U.S., forests, deserts, grasslands, weathering, erosion and deposition, wind and water changes, ice and living things change the land, landslides, natural hazards, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, early warning systems, tsunami detection, patterns of water and land features, badlands, Iceland