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Year 1

Matter:


1: Introduction to integrated science
  • To begin with a demonstration of how exciting science can be, it may be good to do a dramatic experiment like water electrolysis...

2: Measurement
3: Diversity of living and non-living things
4: Matter

5: Cells and cell division
6: Rocks
  • bring in rock samples: quartz, clay, obsidian, granite
  • test hardness

Cycles:


1: Air movement

2: Nitrogen cycle
  • bring in roots of beans?

Systems:


1: Skeletal

2:Reproduction and growth in plants

3: Respiratory system
  • tie bags around plant leaves, stick a match into bag to see it go out
  • yeast and corn dough? (96)

4: Food and nutrition

5: Dentition, feeding and digestion in mammals

6: Transport-Diffusion, osmosis, and plasmolysis

Energy:


1: forms of energy and energy transformation
  • throw things around the room
  • drop bouncy ball on football
  • Dynamo Lab
  • Newton's desk toy

2: solar energy
  • demonstration with solar cells

3: photosynthesis

4: electronics
  • Make a resistor using charcoal or something

Interactions of Matter:

1: ecosystem

2: atmosphere and climate change
  • terrarium?
  • Greenhouse effect??

3: tectonic movements
  • LAB?

4: infections and diseases
  • water purification lab –ask Frank

Year 2


Matter:

1: Acids, bases and salts

2: Soil conservation

3: water

Cycles:

1: water movement

2: hydrological cycle

Systems:

1: excretory system
2: reproductive systems and growth in mammals
3: circulatory system

Energy:

1: electrical energy

2: electronics
  • components lab! (follow book instructions)

3: sound energy

Interactions of Matter:

1: magnetism

2: forces, motion, and pressure

3: safety in the community


Year 3


Matter:

1: metals and non-metals

2: extraction of metals

3: rusting
  • bring in something rusted: copper, iron

Cycles:

1: life cycles of pests and parasites
  • water purification lab

2: crop production

Systems:

1: The nervous system
  • hand signal around the class

Energy:

1: light energy

2: heat energy

3: electronics
  • electronics lab-- transistors

Interactions of Matter:

1: variation, inheritance, and evolution


Year 4

(1 hour/week)

Matter:

1: organic and inorganic compounds
  • Organic Chemistry molecule modeling kits

Systems:

1: General principles of farm and animal production

Energy:

1: nuclear energy (radioactivity)
  • hydrogen gas burn?

2: electronics
  • electricals lab!!!