Earth Science: Rocks, Minerals and Soil
- Minerals have specific, quantifiable properties.
- Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have unique characteristics that can be used for identification and/or classification.
- Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks form in different ways.
- Soil is unconsolidated material that contains nutrient matter and weathered rock.
- Rocks, mineral and soils have common and practical uses.
Life Science: Cells and Diversity of Life
- Cells are the fundamental unit of life.
- All cells come from pre-existing cells.
- Cells carry on specific functions that sustain life.
- Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.
Physical Science: Matter and Motion
- Matter is made up of small particles called atoms.
- Changes of state are explained by a model of matter composed of particles that are in motion.
- There are two categories of energy: kinetic and potential.
- An object’s motion can be described by its speed and the direction in which it is moving.