Science – Typical Course of Study

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I freelance my homeschooling. That means I use various resources and books and online lessons and activities to teach my children. But it is hard to find the links you want in a hurry so I am gathering my many various resources here and sharing them with you! I think many resources keeps their focus and interest better than just a book and daily worksheets or lessons. Don’t get me wrong, I love books, and I often use the Young Explorer Series but then I like to find other lessons or activities online to supplement. I also use World Book’s Typical Course of Study to make sure we don’t miss anything along the way. I  will be including links to each topic that will take you to another site on the web for the activity or lesson!!

APOLOGIA, Young Explorers Series

 

Typical Course of Study for each grade as listed by Worldbook.com

Kindergarten

* Observation of everyday, familiar things
* Common animals and plants
* Interrelationships of animals and plants
* Classification of living things
* Farm animals – Farm Animals
* Care of pets
* Like and unlike plants
* Indoor plants – Life Cycle of Plants
* The sun: our principal source of energy
* Weather and seasons – Seasons
* Temperature
* Light
* Colors
* Senses – The Five Senses (K) Five Senses (1st)
* Earth, moon, stars, planets
* Simple measurement
* Beginning experimentation

 

Grade Level 1

* Grouping and classification
* Living and nonliving things
* Animals
* Pets
* Farm animals
* Zoo and circus animals
* Woodland animals
* Common birds
* Plant and animal habitats
* Seeds, bulbs, plants, flowers
* Weather and seasons
* Day and night
* Solids, liquids, gases
* Air and water
* Magnets
* Fire and temperature
* Sun, moon, stars, planets
* Simple machines
* Beginning experimentation
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Grade Level 2

* Useful and harmful animals
* Life cycle
* Birds and insects in winter
* Animal babies
* Animal defense of themselves and their young
* Plant and animal food
* Dinosaurs and other extinct animals
* Food chain
* Plant reproduction and growth
* Habitats and homes
* Weather and its effects on earth
* Effects of the seasons on the lives of people, animals, and plants
* Climate
* Water cycle
* Air and atmosphere
* Magnets and forces
* Gravity
* Earth and sky
* Sun, moon, planets
* Simple constellations
* Exploring space
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Grade Level 3

* Animal helpers
* Dinosaurs
* Life cycle
* Plants and animals of the desert
* Plants and animals of the sea
* Common birds, trees, flowers
* Forest plants
* Conservation of plants and animals
* Weather and climate
* Earth’s changing surface
* Magnets and electricity
* Compass
* Gravity
* Light and color
* Energy and its sources
* Force and work
* Machines
* Moon and stars
* Earth satellites
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Grade Level 4

* Structure of plants
* Environment of the local region
* Biological organization
* Classification systems
* The insect world
* The reptilian world
* Plants and animals of the past
* Structure of plants
* Seeds
* Ecosystems – Environment and Ecology from Penn State

* Balance of nature
* Human body
* Weather’s influences
* Weather instruments
* Climate
* Cause of seasons
* Earth and its history
* Oceans and the hydrosphere
* Air and water pollution
* Magnets and electricity
* Light and color
* Solar system and the universe
* Living in space
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

 

Grade Level 5

* Biological adaptations
* Biotic communities
* Animal and plant classification
* Fish
* Reptiles
* Bacteria
* Molds
* Trees
* Plants and their food
* Conservation
* Cells
* Human body
* Land forms
* Properties of air and water
* Time and seasons
* Temperature and thermometers
* Magnetic fields
* Use and control of electricity
* Conduction and convection
* Light and optics
* Force systems
* Chemical systems
* Sun and solar system
* Space and space exploration
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry

Grade Level 6

* Classification of living things

* Ecosystems –

* Ecology and the environment –
* Microbes
* Algae and fungi
* Human body
* Food for growth and energy
* Climate and weather
* Recycling of resources
* Elementary geology
* Oceans
* Electric and magnetic interactions
* Electricity and its uses
* Sound, light, and heat
* Nuclear energy and radioactivity
* Solar and geothermal energy
* Conservation
* Elements and compounds
* Universe
* Simple astronomy
* Space and space travel
* Scientific theory
* Inventions and discoveries

 

Grade Level 7

* Scientific classification – Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things from Education Portal
* The cell
* Heredity and genetics
* Effects of weather and climate
* Properties and uses of water
* Atmosphere
* Air pressure
* Rocks, soil, and minerals
* Ecology and environment
* Conservation
* Heat and temperature
* Laws of motion
* Energy
* Scientific method
* Laboratory techniques and safety

Grade Level 8

* Scientific method
* Scientific nomenclature
* Scientific measurement
* Ecology and environment –
* Conservation
* Composition of the earth
* Ocean, atmosphere
* Weather
* Water and its uses
* Weathering and erosion
* Recycling of resources
* Magnetism and electricity
* Heat and light
* Forces in liquids and gases
* Wave, mechanical, electrical, and nuclear energy
* The earth’s movement
* Newton’s three laws of motion
* Machines
* The atom
* Periodic table of elements
* Compounds and mixtures
* Chemical changes
* Astronomy
* The universe and Milky Way
* Space and space travel

 

Grade level 9

* Earth’s history
* Earth science
* Ecology and environment
* Weather and climate
* Air and air pressure
* Air masses and fronts
* Water and its uses
* Erosion
* Air and water pollution
* Heats and fuels
* Electricity and electronics
* Solar and nuclear energy
* Nature and uses of light
* Simple and complex machines
* Atomic structure
* Chemistry of matter
* Molecular theory
* Nature and use of chemicals
* Metals and plastics
* Space and astronomy
* Space travel
* Nature and causes of disease

 

Grade Level 10

* Characteristics of life
* Classification -> “Classification of Living Things” from http://anthro.palomar.edu/animal/
* History of plants and animals
* Microscopic life
* Simple organisms: algae, bacteria, fungi
* Vertebrate life
* Mammals and birds
* Plant life
* Photosynthesis
* Cells
* Protein synthesis
* Genetics and heredity
* DNA-RNA
* Genetic engineering
* Reproduction and growth
* Human biology
* Nutrition and digestion
* Behavior
* Conservation of human resources
* Environmental issues
* Energy in ecosystems
* Scientific method
* Biology and space travel
* Disease and disease control

 

Grade Level 11

* Matter and its behavior
* Carbon and its compounds
* Formulas and chemical equations
* Acids, bases, salts
* Atomic theory
* Periodic law
* Water and solutions
* Chemical bonding
* Molecular theory
* Equilibrium and kinetics
* Spontaneous reactions
* Titrations
* Ionization and ionic solutions
* Colloids, suspensoids, and emulsoids
* Oxidation-reduction
* Nonmetals
* Metals and alloys
* Electrochemistry
* Energy: forms, chemical changes, and measurement
* Nuclear reactions and radioactivity

 

Grade Level 12

* Physics
* Electricity and magnetism
* Photoelectric effect
* Heat
* Light and optics
* Sound and acoustics
* Wave motion
* Quantum theory
* Relativity
* Force
* Mechanics
* Space, time, and motion
* Work, energy, and power
* Electronics
* Nuclear energy
* Nuclear physics
* Solid-state physics

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