Students will understand the meaning of the Zia Sun symbol on the quarter. Students will investigate and understand the relationships among the Earth, Moon, and Sun, with particular emphasis on the Sun. Students will understand the motions of the Sun; the effects of the Sun on the Earth and the Moon; the relative size, position, age, and makeup of the Sun; and historical contributions in understanding the Sun and our Solar System.
Students will locate and describe the location of the geographic regions of North America. Students will identify and compare the geography, climate, water features, flora, and fauna of the different regions.
Students will explain the relationship between wavelength and the color of light. Students will identify the colors of the visible spectrum. Students will analyze the effect of a prism on white light and describe why this occurs.
Students will make connections between the past and the present and compare the Journey of Lewis and Clark with the space flight of Apollo 11. Students will be able to sequence events in history using a timeline. Students will be able to use the writing process to write a persuasive essay.
Students will explore the role that bridges play in our society. They will conduct an investigation to examine the various shapes and functions of bridges. They will determine which type of bridge would best suit a given scenario, and will give evidence to support this decision.