Students will plan and conduct an investigation by collecting, recording, and reporting data. Students will use the scientific method to conduct their investigations. Students will explore basic life processes. Students will explain phototropism and heliotropism.
Students will describe and demonstrate ways the Earth's layers interact to cause changes in the Earth's surface. They will explore volcanoes and earthquakes and their effects. They will present an argument using research.
Students will be able to identify the role of the American bison in the life of the American Indians and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Students will also be able to identify the habitat of the bison.
In small groups, students will locate key data relating to the two types of water vessels used by Lewis and Clark. Students will interpret data and assess which vessel was the most efficient one that Lewis and Clark could have used in their exploration of the Louisiana Territory.