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January - What are magnets? What different types of magnets are there? Compare different magnets' ability to attract and repel other magnets. Compare different magnets' ability to push and pull objects they are not touching. What does a magnet's magnetic field look like? Describe how the magnetic field of Earth and a magnet are similar. What is a compass and how does it work? November/December - What in the world is matter? What isn't? What different states of matter are there? What is the law of conservation of matter? What does this law tell us about the mass of substances before and after they undergo change? Describe matter in its different states. Describe a physical change in matter. What evidence do you have that a physical change has occurred? Describe a chemical reaction of matter. What evidence do you have that a chemical reaction has occurred?
September/October - What is heredity? What traits are inherited by offspring from a parent organism? What characteristics are learned behaviors? Use evidence to show that traits are transferred from a parent organism to its offspring. Describe the life cycle of an organism that does not initially resemble its parents. Describe characteristics that give a species a survival advantage in a particular area. August - What makes a Scientist ? Why and how are we curious about the world around us? What innovations can we come up with to change how things get done?