Our Science curriculum includes instruction in Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. We use FOSS California, a modular K-5 science curriculum that teaches science in interesting and engaging ways. Adopted by the state of California, FOSS California is designed and written to align completely with the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools and the Science Framework for California.
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Life Science: Environments
- Producers convert sunlight, water, and air into energy that can be used by living things.
- Consumers get energy by eating (consuming) producers or other consumers.
- Decomposers can be both producers and consumers.
- The transfer of energy between producers to consumers is call the food chain. When more than one food chain is interwoven, it is called a food web.
- The food chain represents the cycling of matter and transfer of energy from organism to organism by production and consumption, beginning with the energy produced by the sun.
- In decomposition, dead matter is broken down and recycled by living organisms.
- All organisms need a suitable environment for them to live. Changes in the physical environment influence the types of organisms that exist.
- Adaptations and accommodations increase an organism’s chance of survival.
- Each ecosystem is characterized by a set of living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) factors that may differ from ecosystem to ecosystem.
- Plants and animals depend on one another for survival.
The district is no longer administering formal periodic assessments in Science this year, but we will take end-of-the-unit assessments. You will be given a study guide, and you should reread what we covered in your science journal and the science textbook. You are always free to take home the textbook.
Approximate Assessment Dates:
Earth Science: November
Physical Science: February
Life Science: May