Syllabus Outline

TEXTBOOK: Alabama Interactive Science


Physical Science
Chapter 1 Properties of Matter
Lesson 1: What makes up matter?
Lesson 2: How can matter be described?
Lesson 3: What are solids, liquids, and gases?
Lesson 4: What are mixtures and solutions?
Lesson 5: How does matter change?

Chapter 2 Forces and Motion
Lesson 1: What are forces?
Lesson 2: What are Newton's laws?
Lesson 3: How are forces combined?
Lesson 4: How are shadows formed?

Life Science
Chapter 3 Growth and Survival
Lesson 1: What are some physical structures in living things?
Lesson 2: How do adaptations help plants?
Lesson 3: How do adaptations help animals?
Lesson 4: What are the life cycles of some animals?

Chapter 4 Ecosystems
Lesson 1: How do plants get and use energy?
Lesson 2: How do organisms interact in ecosystems? 
Lesson 3: How do ecosystems change?
Lesson 4: How do humans impact ecosystems?

Earth Science
Chapter 5 The Water Cycle and Weather
Lesson 1: What is the water cycle?
Lesson 2: What are the spheres of Earth?
Lesson 3: What is weather?
Lesson 4: How do clouds and precipitation form?
Lesson 5: What is climate?
Lesson 6: What are erosion and deposition? 

Chapter 6 Earth and Space
Lesson 1: How does Earth move?
Lesson 2: What is a star?
Lesson 3: What are the inner planets?
Lesson 4: What are the outer planets?
Lesson 5: What are asteroids, meteors, comets, and moons?

Science, Engineering, and Technology Skills Handbook
Part 1 The Nature of Science
Lesson 1: What do scientist do?
Lesson 2: How do scientists investigate?
Lesson 3: How do scientists collect and interpret data?
Lesson 4: How do scientists support their conclusions?

Part 2 Design and Function
Lesson 1: What is technology?
Lesson 2: How does technology mimic living things?
Lesson 3: What is the design process?