First Trimester

    Focus on Plants and Animal Life Cycles and Adaptations

    • Grow and observe plant growth over time
    • Research project focused on animal adaptations
    • Observe the life cycle of a frog - live tadpoles
    • Daily Journaling
    • Observed and journaled local plants and animals in our region - Mighty Acorns

    Second Trimester

    Focus on Simple Machines

    • Research six different Simple Machines
    • Simple Machine Inventions
    • Catapult Challenge
    • Graphing Data

    Third Trimester

    Focus on Rocks and Minerals and Weather

    • Scratch test and rock identification
    • Rock Hunt
    • Rocks and Minerals Web Quest
    • Fossil Dig
    • Tracking Weather Journals
    • Create Weather Tools