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2.6 The student will investigate and understand basic types, changes, and patterns of weather:

        a) temperature, wind, precipitation, drought, flood, and storms; and 

        b) the uses and importance of measuring and recording weather data. 

2.7 The student will investigate and understand that weather and seasonal changes affect plants, 

animals, and their surroundings. Key concepts include: 

        a) effects on growth and behavior of living things (migration, hibernation, camouflage, 

        adaptation, dormancy); and 

        b) weathering and erosion of the land surface. 

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2.2 The student will investigate and understand that natural and artificial magnets have certain 

characteristics and attract specific types of metals. Key concepts include 

       a) magnetism, iron, magnetic/nonmagnetic, poles, attract/repel; and 

       b) important applications of magnetism including the magnetic compass.           
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2.3 The student will investigate and understand basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases:

      a) mass and volume; and 

      b) processes involved with changes in matter from one state to another (condensation, 

      evaporation, melting, and freezing).   

 
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2.5             The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key concepts include

a)   living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings;

b)   an animal’s habitat includes adequate food, water, shelter or cover, and space;

c)   habitats change over time due to many influences; and

d)   fossils provide information about living systems that were on Earth years ago.

 


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2.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes in their life cycles. Key concepts include 

       a) some animals (frogs and butterflies) undergo distinct stages during their lives, while others generally resemble their parents; and 

       b) flowering plants undergo many changes, from the formation of the flower to the development of the fruit. 

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2.8 The student will investigate and understand that plants produce oxygen and food, are a source of useful products, and provide benefits in nature. Key concepts include 

      a) important plant products (fiber, cotton, oil, spices, lumber, rubber, medicines, and paper); 

      b) the availability of plant products affects the development of a geographic area; and 

      c) plants provide homes and food for many animals and prevent soil from washing away.  


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