Science K-5 & Middle School Scope and Sequence


 Forces Changing Motion Living vs. Non Living
All About Air How Plants Make Food Food Chains
Predators and Prey Habitats Seasonal Behavior
Extinct and Endangered Animals Reduce, Recycle, Reuse The Sun
Weather Seasons


Grade 1

 Sounds Properties of Light Observations/ Properties
Physical Properties of Materials Physical Characteristics of Animals Plant Parts
Animal Adaptations; Teeth & Diet Seasonal Behavior Into to Classification
Inherited Traits vs. Acquired Characteristics Traits and Offspring Day and Night
Seasons Patterns in the Night Sky

Grade 2

 Observations with Properties Physical Properties of Materials States of Water
Changes of Matter How Plants Make Food Plant Parts
Habitats The Changing Earth Landforms
Water Cycle Clouds Soil

Grade 3

 Ways Objects can Move Forces and Motions Magnets
Static Electricity Fossils Extinction

Earth's History through Rocks, Fossils & Tree Rings

Adaptations Dinosaurs

Plant Life Cycle

Animal LIfe Cycle Metamorphosis

Inherited Traits & Acquired Characteristics

Traits and Offspring Traits in Our Classroom

Using Senses to Survive

Adaptations Weather and Climate



Grade 4

 Energy and Work Transferring Energy Electric Circuits
Conductors and Insulators Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Sound Waves
Electromagnetic Spectrum Properties of Light Plant Parts
Skeletal & Muscular System Cardiovascular System Respiratory System
Digestive System The Skin The Brain
The Eye Nervous System Using Senses to Survive
Light and Color Earth's History through Rocks, Fossils & Tree Rings The Changing Earth
The Earth's Structure Rocks and the Rock Cycle Plate Techtonics
Earthquakes Volcanoes Minerals
Contour Maps Wind

Grade 5

 Physical and Chemical Changes in Matter Mass is Conserved Properties of Gases and Liquids
States of Properties of Water Measurement Mass and Volume
Density Characteristic Properties of Matter Flow of Energy and Matter through an Ecosystem
Biotic and Abiotic Factors Ecosystems Photosynthesis
Symbiosis Microorganisms

The Earth System

Earth's Atmosphere Oceanography

Water and Water Pollutions

The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change Calculating a Carbon Footprint

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Gravity

Day and Night

Solar System Planets

Seasons and Earth's Tilt and Rotation

Moon Phases Eclipses

Stars and Galaxies

Patterns in the Night Sky



MIddle School Life Science

 Animal Cells Plant Cells

The Cell Membrande


Single-Celled Organisms Bacteria and Viruses The Microscope
From Cells to Organ Systems Cardiovascular System Respiratory Systems
Digestive System Skeletal and Muscular System Immune Systems
Skin Nervous System Brain
Eye Plant Parts Plant Tropism
Adaptations Flow of Energy and Matter through and Ecosystem Photosynthesis
Respiration and Fermentation Enzymes Ecosystems
Biotic and Abiotic Factors Ecosystems Changes and Populations Symbiosis
The Carbon Cycle The Nitrogen Cycle Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction
Introduction to Heredity Mutations DNA and RNA
The LIfe Cycle of a Cell Meiosis and Fertilization Biotechnology
Genetics Earth's History through Rocks, Fossils and Tree Rings Population Changes and Extinction
Adaptation Natural Selection Evolution
Plant Classification:Dichotomous Key

Middle School Physical Science

 States of Matter Atoms and Molecules Elements and Compounds
Characteristic Properties of Matter Heat Transfer and Heating Curves Physical Changes and Chemical Reactions
More Physical Charges and Chemical reactions The Law of Conservation of Mass Elements of the Priodic Table
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Mixtures and Solubility Chemical Bonding
Acids and Bases The Gas Laws Nuclear REactions
Mass and Volume Density Force and Motion
Force and Friction Newton's Three Laws of Motion Graphing Motion
Gravity Magnets Circuits
Electromagnets Static Electricity and Lightning Voltage, Current & REsistance
Buoyancy Transferring Energy Potential and Kinetic Energy
Specific Heat Conductors and Insulators  Conduction, Convection and Radiation
Sound Waves Movement of LIght Energy Electromagnetic Spectrum
Light and Color

Middle School Earth Science

 The Solar Systems Moon Phases Eclipses
Seasons and the Earth's Tilt Gravity Stars and Galaxies
The Scale of the Universe Earth's History through Rocks and Fossils Weather Off Earth
The Big Bang and Expanding Universe The Rock Cycle Earth's Layers and Plates
Plate Tectonics Volcanoes Earthquakes
The Changing Earth The Water Cycle Earth's Atmosphere
Wind and Water Currents and their Effect on Weather Patterns The Earth System Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Water and Water Pollution Hurricanes Landslides
Human Impact on Earth's Ecosystems Climate The Greenhouse Effect & Climate Change
Calculating a Carbon Footprint Reduce, Reuse, Recycle