After completing the course, students will be able to:
Describe the scientific method and explain the value of observation and measurement in scientific investigations.
Describe the general nature of the Solar System, the Earth and Moon and their movements.
Explain how various Earth materials are formed and how the Earth changes over time through storms and other natural events such as volcanic eruptions.
Explain the concepts of force and motion and describe simple machines.
Know the systems of the human body and their functions.
Explain how living things respond to their environment and change over time
Understand concepts of ecology, and define terms such as habitat, ecosystem, producer and consumer.
Know resources that we obtain from the Earth and the affects of human population on those resources.
Explain how air and water become polluted.
Describe what biodiversity is and why it is important to Earth.