Lesson Pathways is pleased to provide a comprehensive science program through which children can explore our world.There are currently six years of science, starting with kindergarten and ending with Year 5. Each year offers children the opportunity to explore a wide range of science topics, ranging from animals and plants, to magnets and matter. Children will even have the opportunity to learn about some famous scientists and explore science careers.
Each year of science provides not only reading material, but also numerous hands-on projects and experiments to interest and engage children. Each unit is created to both interest and challenge, building curiosity and preparing children for more advanced science topics in years to come.
The Year K Science Guided Journey will serve as an introduction to the study of science. Children will explore the science of things that are familiar to them, such as animals and the human body. Children will hear about the five senses and learn about caring for pets. They will also explore things in our environment, including rocks, dirt, and weather.
Year 1 Science continues to explore topics that are familiar to children and emphasizes hands-on activities, encouraging children to exercise their observation skills. This guided journey includes nature walks, animal classification, and the differences between living and non-living things. Children will also learn about habitats, different types of plants and animals, states of matter, and forms of energy. This year will expand upon last year's study of the body, covering the skeletal and muscular systems.
In Year 2 Science, study will expand upon topics covered in previous years, delving into animal life cycles, social insects, hibernation, and extinction. Children will continue to explore different habitats and the types of plants and animals that live there. This year of science will also introduce children to the water cycle, magnets and forces, planet Earth, and space exploration.
As with previous years, Year 3 Science will allow children to further explore their knowledge of the world around them. They will continue to learn about animal life cycles, plants and animals of the sea, and fossils. They will learn about the constellations, trees, flowers, and conservation. This year of science reinforces children's knowledge of the scientific method and introduces them to flight, force and work, the compass, and simple machines.
In Year 4 Science, students will continue to explore animals and plants, and their relationship with the environment. Students will also explore systems of the human body in detail. In Earth and space sciences, children will continue learning about the ever-changing planet Earth and will explore from the perspective of identifying all of its resources. Evidence of how the Earth has changed is examined, and students will continue to explore weather and examine rocks and minerals as useful resources. Children will also explore electricity and magnetic fields and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of technological advancements.
Year 5 Science explores already familiar topics in more depth and also introduces new concepts to investigate. As ecosystems have been studied to some extent before, this year two are studied in their entirety and then compared to one another. Increasingly humans' effects on ecosystems are analyzed.In Earth and space science this year, landforms and their changes are explored in detail. Also in Year 5, students will study forces and machines as well as design their own machine.Chemistry will be a focus in which students will study the properties of chemical reactions. Finally, students will continue to study individual contributions to science and look into careers that are affected by science.