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This notebook collection is the perfect science extension activity for students who enjoy drawing and sketching. It is based on Learning About Science Collection, Level 4, sold separately, and includes numerous reading comprehension questions that take students deeper into the text. It also includes opportunities for them to draw and label numerous illustrations. Answer key included. 283 pages total.
Learning About Science Collection, Level 4 studies animal groups and relationships; animal and plant classification; ecosystems; invertebrates; plant life cycles, pollination, and reproduction; volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics; Earth’s sun and moon; electricity, circuits, and safety; forces and motion; and stars, comets, and wonders of space.
Animal Groups & Relationships Notebook: Animal Groups & Relationships topics include cooperation, symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, endoparasites, ectoparasites, and more.
Classification of Living Things Notebook: Classification of Living Things topics include a look at taxonomy and the basics behind classification in both the animal and plant kingdoms, starting at the domain level and following through to the species. Scientific names, what it means to be a living thing, and basic resources living things need are also discussed.
Earth’s Sun and Moon and Their Patterns Notebook: Earth’s Sun and Moon and Their Patterns topics include the layers of the sun, solar wind, sunspots, prominences, and solar flares; physical features of the moon such as craters, lunar mountains, maria, and rilles; rotation, revolution, orbits, day and night, the tilt of the Earth, the seasons, solstices, equinoxes, and climate; the eight phases of the moon and the moon’s effect on ocean tides on Earth; and solar and lunar eclipses.
Ecosystems Notebook: Ecosystems topics include communities, populations, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers, decomposers, the energy (tropic) pyramid, food webs, endangered plants and animals, invasive species, and the big effect small actions can sometimes have, for good or bad.
Electricity, Circuits & Safety Notebook: Electricity, Circuits & Safety topics include a short history of the study of electricity, what electricity is, how static electricity works, what a circuit needs, the difference between an open and closed circuit, how a series and a parallel circuit work, how electricity is measured, the differences between several popular types of light bulbs, how electricity is generated and transmitted, and safety tips for dealing with electricity.
Forces and Motion Notebook: Forces and Motion topics include Newton’s laws of motion (including the law of inertia), friction, lubrication, mass, acceleration, gravity, how magnets work, the force of magnetism, types of magnets, magnetic fields, the Earth’s magnetic field, and electromagnetism.
Invertebrates Notebook: Invertebrates topics include a closer look at the members of 8 phyla, 4 subphyla, 5 classes, and 10 orders including sponges; cnidarians (such as jellyfish and coral); flatworms; segmented worms; roundworms; flukes; echinoderms; mollusks (including bivalves, cephalopods, and gastropods); and arthropods including myriapods and crustaceans; arachnids including ticks, mites, scorpions, and spiders; and insects such as bees, wasps, flies, moths, butterflies, and much more. The life cycles of numerous invertebrates are also explored.
Plant Life Cycles, Pollination, and Reproduction Notebook: Plant Life Cycles, Pollination, and Reproduction topics include vascular plants; simple green plants; angiosperms; gymnosperms; yeast; molds; mushrooms; parts of a flowering plant; plant reproduction; parts of seeds and several methods of seed dispersal; several types of asexual reproduction such as vegetative propagation, fragmentation, tubers, runners, and bulbs; ferns and alternation of generations; and algae, moss, fungus, budding, lichen, and more.
Understanding Stars, Comets & Other Wonders of Space Notebook: Understanding Stars, Comets & Other Wonders of Space topics include the difference between stars and planets, the types of stars, the main sequence stars, constellations, planetary nebulas, pulsars, asteroids, meteors, comets, black holes, and more.
Volcanoes, Earthquakes & Plate Tectonics Notebook: Volcanoes, Earthquakes & Plate Tectonics topics include the layers of the Earth, the continental and oceanic crusts, the lithosphere and asthenosphere, plate boundaries, subduction, earthquakes, types of faults, tsunamis, the Richter scale, several historic earthquakes, the parts of a volcano, types of volcanoes, indications of a pending eruption, and several historic volcanic eruptions.