Unit Title


    Unit Description



    FOSS Kit:


    (Scientific Reasoning & Technology)


    Students engage in scientific inquiry. They identify and control variables and conduct controlled experiments using several multivariable systems. They observe and compare the outcomes of experiments, identify relationships between independent and dependent variables, graph relationships, and make predictions using the results of their experiments.

    Investigation 1 – Swingers (Pendulums)

    Investigation 2 – Lifeboats       

    Investigation 3 – Plane Sense         

    Investigation 4 – Flippers (Catapults)


     FOSS Kit:

    Levers & Pulleys

    (Physical Science)


    Students conduct investigations using two kinds of simple machines; levers and pulleys. They set up systems, measure outcomes, and record using conventional diagrams. They relate the force needed to lift a load to the advantage resulting from simple machines. They graph to organize and interpret the results of investigations.

    Investigation 1 – Levers     

    Investigation 2 – More Leverage   

    Investigation 3 – Pulleys

    Investigation 4 – Pulleys at Work


    Earth, Moon, and Sun


    Earth, Moon, and Sun

    Section 1-What are Earth, the Moon & the Sun?

    Section 2-How do Earth, the Moon & the Sun Interact?