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Science and Geography


Science and Geography is fun and messy at Perkins! We use all our senses to explore our world. We use the scientific process to guide our ideas. Here are just a few of the themes and topics that we cover. Student interest plays a large role in what and how long we study a certain topic. The possibilities are endless.

Science Curriculum
Our Body-body parts and functions
Health and Nutrition-the food groups, germs/viruses, taking care of your body
Animals-classification, where they live, their food and how they care for their young
Insects, Bees, Spiders-body parts, habitat, classification, and how they are useful
Moths and Caterpillars-life cycle, habitat, and how they grow
Frogs and tadpoles-life cycle, habitat, how they grow
Dinosaurs and Fossils-how, why and when dinosaurs lived, how fossils form
Animals of the Ocean and Beaches/Fresh Water Animal Life
Volcanoes and Rocks-how volcanoes are formed and rock classification
Space-our solar system, names of the planets and what they are like, space travel
Weather and Cloud Formations
Air, Water, and Their Properties
Sound-differentiating sounds and how sounds travel
Electricity and Magnets-how do they work?
Plant Life-seeds, how plants grow, types of plants
Simple Machines-how they work (gears, levels, pulleys, etc…)
The Seasons-fall, winter, spring, and summer

Geography Curriculum
Maps-how to make a map of our neighborhood, how maps are used
Washington-where is our state located on a map
The Continents-North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Anartica, Australia, where are they located on the globe
Cultures and Countries such as Africa, India, France, Japan and their differences and similarities
Land Forms-what is an island, isthmus, and peninsula?
Mountain Ranges-where are they on the globe, what makes them different
Oceans of the World and their Names