Links: NHPS Science Overview
**Elem Science in NHPS uses kits that rotate among schools.
Check with each school for Rotation Details.
|QUARTER ONE||QUARTER TWO||QUARTER THREE||QUARTER THREE|
|SENSES||EARTH and MOON|
|INQUIRY STANDARDS ACROSS ALL UNITS
B INQ.1 Make observations and ask questions about objects, organisms and the environment.
B INQ.2 Seek relevant information in books, magazines and electronic media.
B INQ.3 Design and conduct simple investigations.
B INQ.4 Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to gather data and extend the senses.
B INQ.5 Use data to construct reasonable explanations.
B INQ.6 Analyze, critique and communicate investigations using words, graphs and drawings.
B INQ.7 Read and write a variety of science-related fiction and nonfiction texts.
B INQ.8 Search the Web and locate relevant science information.
B INQ.9 Use measurement tools and standard units (e.g., centimeters, meters, grams, kilograms) to describe objects and materials.
B INQ.10 Use mathematics to analyze, interpret and present data.
|B17 Describe the factors that affect the pitch and loudness of sound produced by vibrating objects.
B18 Describe how sound is transmitted, reflected and/or absorbed by different materials.
|B19 Describe how light is absorbed and/or reflected by different surfaces.
B20 Describe how light absorption and reflection allow one to see the shapes and colors of objects.
B24 Compare and contrast the structures of the human eye with those of the camera.
B25 Describe the uses of different instruments, such as eye glasses, magnifiers, periscopes and telescopes, to enhance our vision.
|B21 Describe the structure and function of the human senses and the signals they perceive.|| B22 Explain the cause of day and night based on the rotation of Earth on its axis.
B23 Describe the monthly changes in the appearance of the moon, based on the moon’s orbit around the Earth.
|Significant Task||Musical Instrument||Build a Telescope||* CT Embedded Task: Catch It!||Earth/Moon Model|
|UNH/NHPS KIT:SOUND||GEMS KIT: LIGHT/COLOR, MORE THAN MAGNIFIERS||UNH UNIT: Senses, Human Body||GEMS KIT: EARTH and MOON|