Students will learn and be able to describe some properties of water and other liquids, and recognize the importance of water to living and nonliving things. They will also learn the basics of the water cycle, formation of clouds and rivers. Students will learn the interaction of water with different materials, and apply that knowledge to practical problems of drying, liquid absorption and liquid containment.
Students learn how to construct objects that will float on and move through water, and evaluate various designs for watercraft.
Students will learn about the interaction of magnets with other magnets and with common materials.
Students will learn about the effects of heating and cooling, and identify methods for heating and cooling.
Students will learn about and be able to describe the general structure and life habits of small crawling and flying animals such as insects, spiders, worms, slugs; and apply this knowledge to interpret local species that have been observed