The View from the Earth


Students make long-term observations of the position of the sun and moon in the sky to develop an understanding of relative distances, the appearance of movement across the sky, and relate it to day and night, Earth's orbit, the spin of the Earth, and the visible shape of the moon.

Organisms in Their Environment


Students take a deeper look into the requirements of plants and animals to survive, the roles animals play in their environments, and how some animals and plants have variations that give them an advantage for survival.

Energy Transfer


This unit concentrates on heat, magnetism and electricity as energy transfers.

States of Matter


Previous units have laid the foundation for a more in-depth study of the states of matter.