Supplemental Instructional Materials

COVID-19 UNITS
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6.1 Light & Matter
Why do we sometimes see different things when looking at the same object?
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6.2 Thermal Energy
How can containers keep stuff from warming up or cooling down?
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6.3 Weather, Climate & Water Cycling
Why does a lot of hail, rain, or snow fall at some times and not others?
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6.4 Plate Tectonics & Rock Cycling
What causes Earth's surface to change?
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6.5 Natural Hazards
Where do natural hazards happen and how do we prepare for them?
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6.6 Cells & Systems
How do living things heal?
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7.1 Chemical Reactions & Matter
How can we make something new that was not there before?
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7.2 Chemical Reactions & Energy
How can we use chemical reactions to design a solution to a problem?
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7.3 Metabolic Reactions
How do things inside our bodies work together to make us feel the way we do?
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7.4 Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis
Where does food come from and where does it go next?
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7.5 Ecosystem Dynamics
How does changing an ecosystem affect what lives there?
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7.6 Earth’s Resources & Human Impact
How do changes in the Earth's system impact our communities and what can we do about it?
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8.1 Contact Forces
Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?
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8.2 Sound Waves
How can a sound make something move?
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8.3 Forces at a Distance
How can a magnet move another object without touching it?
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8.4 Earth in Space
How are we connected to the patterns we see in the sky and space?
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8.5 Genetics
Why are living things different from one another?
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8.6 Natural Selection & Common Ancestry
How could things living today be connected to the things that lived long ago?
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B.1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, Dynamics
How do ecosystems work, and how can understanding them help us protect them?
February 2023
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B.2 Ecosystems: Matter & Energy
What causes fires in ecosystems to burn and how should we manage them?
Fall 2023
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B.3 Inheritance & Variation of Traits
Who gets cancer and why? Where should we focus efforts on treatment and prevention?
Spring 2023
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B.4 Natural Selection & Evolution of Populations
How is urbanization a driving force of evolution? Should we design urban spaces more hospitably for non-human species?
Summer 2023
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B.5 Common Ancestry & Speciation
How did polar bears evolve and what will happen to them as their environment changes?
Winter 2023/24
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C.1 Thermodynamics in Earth’s Systems
How can we slow the flow of energy on Earth to protect vulnerable coastal communities?
February 2023
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C.2 Structure & Properties of Matter
What causes lightning and why are some places safer than others when it strikes?
Fall 2023
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C.3 Molecular Processes in Earth Systems​
How could we find and use the resources we need to live beyond Earth?
Winter 2023/24
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C.4 Chemical Reactions in our World
Why are oysters dying, and how can we use chemistry to protect them?
Summer 2023
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C.5 Energy from Chemical & Nuclear Reactions
Which fuels should we design our next generation vehicles to use?
Summer 2024
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COVID-19 & Health Equity, Grades 3-5
How can we make decisions to care for ourselves, our families, and our communities?
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COVID-19 & Health Equity, Grades K-2
What can we do to keep our community healthy?
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COVID-19 & Health Equity, High School Science
What can we learn from the spread of the COVID-19 virus to protect our communities?
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COVID-19 & Health Equity, Middle School Science
How can people help end pandemics?
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P.1 Energy Flow from Earth’s Systems
How can we design more reliable systems to meet our communities’ energy needs?
February 2023
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P.2 Energy, Forces, & Earth’s Crust
How do forces in Earth’s interior determine what will happen to the surface we see?
Fall 2023
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P.3 Collisions & Momentum
What can we do to make driving safer for everyone?
Winter 2023/24
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P.4 Meteors, Orbits, & Gravity
How have collisions with objects from space changed Earth in the past, and how could they affect our future?
Spring 2024
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P.5 Electromagnetic Radiation
How do we use radiation in our lives, and is it safe for humans?
Summer 2023
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P.6 Stars & the Big Bang
Why do stars shine and will they shine forever?
Summer 2024