Scott Foresman Science
Chapter 1: Classifying Plants and Animals
Essential Question: What are some ways to classify living things?
Vocabulary: cell, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplast, genus, species,
Chapter 2: Energy From Plants|
Essential Question: What features help plants make their own food and reproduce?
Vocabulary: photosynthesis, chlorophyll, sepal, pistil, stamen, dormant
Chapter 3: Ecosystems
Essential Question: How do organisms interact with each other and with their environment?
Vocabulary: ecosystem, population, community, niche, herbivores,
carnivores, omnivores, decomposers
Desert 1 Desert 2 Desert 3
Grasslands 1 Grasslands 2 Grasslands 3
Tundra 1 Tundra 2 Tundra 3
Tropical Rain Forest 1 Tropical Rain Forest 2 Tropical Rain Forest 3
Temperate Forest 1 Forest 2 Forest 3
Chapter 4: Changes in Ecosystems
Essential Question: How do changes in ecosystems affect our world?
Vocabulary: competition, parasite, succession, extinct, endangered,
Chapter 5: Systems of the Body
Essential Question: How do the body's smallest and largest parts work together?
Vocabulary: voluntary muscles, involuntary muscles, neuron, vaccine,
pathogens, infectious diseases, immune system
Chapter 6: Water Cycle and Weather
Essential Question: How does Earth's water affect weather?
Vocabulary: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, humidity, front,
meteorologists, barometer, anemometer, wind vane
Chapter 7: Hurricanes and Tornadoes
Essential Question: How do storms affect Earth's air, water, land and living things?
Vocabulary: hurricane, tropical depression, tropical storm, storm surge,
Your job is to research hurricanes using your science book or websites to answer the one of the following BIG questions in the 5th paragraph of an essay. You can include a picture, either drawn or image from the computer, if you finish on time. Remember to cite the website where you took your image.
Choose one BIG question for your paper to drive your research.
How are hurricanes helpful?
How can people stay safe in a hurricane?
How can people prepare for a hurricane?
Paragraph one: What is your paper about? What question will you be answering at the end of the paper?
Paragraph two: What causes hurricanes to form?
Paragraph three: What is a storm surge and how does it affect the coastline?
Paragraph four: How do hurricanes weaken?
Paragraph five: Answer your BIG question.
Websites for research.
Chapter 8: Rocks and Minerals
Essential Question: How can rocks tell us about Earth's past, present, and future?
Vocabulary: mineral, luster, sediment, sedimentary rock, igneous rock, metamorphic rock
Chapter 9: Changes to Earth's Surface?
Essential Question: How is Earth's surface shaped and reshaped?
Vocabulary: landform, weathering, erosion, deposition, landslide, fault,
volcano, earthquake, epicenter
Chapter 10: Using Natural Resources
Essential Question: How can living things always have the natural resources they need?
Vocabulary: solar energy, humus, solar cells, ore, fossil fuels,
petroleum, conservation, recycling