Sorting Things Out


Students sort objects by their observable properties and explore the interaction of different material and magnets.

Earth's Land and Water


After identifying and designing models of landforms and bodies of water, students explore how water exists on Earth in three states and the movement of water on land and through the atmosphere.

A Plant's Life


Students explore the parts of a plant, what they do, and how they contribute to its survival.

Measuring Matters


Measuring Matters focuses on common objects and substances and their physical properties that can be observed and measured.

Earth and Me


Students identify earth materials and surface changes and apply their knowledge to natural resources and how humans use natural resources.

Organisms Have Character


Students take a deeper look into the physical and behavioral characteristics of organisms and their role in growth and survival.

Changes in Motion

PreNGSS - 3PS1

Using their everyday observations of motion and through a variety of activities, students build on their Kindergarten experiences and explore concepts of motion and forces.

Light and Sound

PreNGSS - 3PS2

Beginning with an exploration into the properties of light and sound, students apply their knowledge to concepts related to shadows, color, pitch, and volume.

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

PreNGSS - 4PS1

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

States of Matter

PreNGSS - 4PS2

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