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March - What landforms do you recognize? How do weathering, erosion, uplift, and deposition change the Earth's surface? Name several geologic landforms you've studied in class. Describe an earthquake, how it affects the Earth's surface, and the technology scientists use to predict one. Describe a volcano, how it affects the Earth's surface, and the technology scientists use to predict one. How does a timeline help us present the changes in the Earth's surface over a long period? How would the Earth's surface look if there were no mountain uplift, weathering, or erosion? How do you know? February - Where do we see electricity in daily life? What examples of static electricity have you seen in daily life? Do opposite charges built up on different items attract or repel each other? Describe how static electricity becomes lightning. What elements are necessary to form an electrical circuit? What components can you add to an electrical circuit? Compare objects that are conductors to objects that are insulators. 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?