Students will study properties of matter as they relate to soils, rocks, and minerals. They will experiment with magnetism, porosity, and electricity in soils. Through experimentation, we’ll learn why this matter, matters? What products come from minerals, why is the ground beneath our feet so important, and what are ways we can help conserve it?
Explain how minerals are identified using tests for the physical properties of hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak.
Classify rocks as metamorphic, sedimentary or igneous based on their composition, how they are formed and the processes that create them.
In this program students learn about the basic needs of all animals and some of the factors that impact animal populations both positively and negatively. They will learn about simple things they can do to improve the environments around them. Students will learn about different traits that animals have that enable it to survive in its environment based on habitat changes.
Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats.