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    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.