Science We Cannot See
This unit introduces your students to Physical Science and Earth and Space Science. They'll explore evidence that matter is made of particles too small to see. They'll learn about gravitational forces on Earth, investigate how the number of daylight hours varies during the year, and research ways to use science ideas to protect Earth’s environment. Finally, they'll create a model to show that energy in animals’ food was once energy from the sun.
Your students will also practice their social and emotional learning, such as self-regulation, persistence, empathy, self-awareness, and mindfulness with the main characters in the lesson stories.
Before your students begin this unit, we recommend the following to support their building and programming skills and prepare them for the challenges in this unit:
Maria notices that when she opens the window, her papers blow around the room. How does that happen?
Daniel loves the way birds stay balanced, even when a branch moves. Help him make a model bird that can stay balanced too.
Daytime and Nighttime
Sofie wants to light the path near her campsite for safety. Help her set an overhead lamp to be on at night when it’s dark.
Protect the Environment
Leo takes good care of Spike Town. How can you care for the environment in your community?