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.